Meet our Staff

Laura Deming, Festival Director

Laura is Founder and Artistic Director Emerita of the Pine Mountain Music Festival and a cellist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has been the Festival Director of the Green Lake Festival of Music since the fall of 2014.

During sabbatical years she has played Principal Cello with Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, conducted the Northern Michigan University Orchestra and Upper Peninsula Youth Orchestra, served as the first Artistic and Executive Director of the PMMF and conducted the ensembles at Cardinal Stritch University where she was the founding cellist of the Clarus Piano Trio with pianist, Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, Music Dept. Chair, and Timothy Klabunde, violinist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Laura graduated from Northwestern University and did post-graduate work at the International Cello Centre in Scotland, studying with Jane Cowan. She has performed chamber music throughout the Midwest and at the Sanibel Festival in FL and was delighted to collaborate with the Bergonzi String Quartet in Schubert’s C Major String Quintet. Laura performed in the piano trio for Second City Guide to the Opera, a collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago and Second City.

Anne Long, Administrative Assistant

Anne Long is a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and worked the past 15 years in the promotional products industry as marketing coordinator and marketing manager.

She is excited to be involved in the Festival and is looking forward to all the events of the summer. Anne lives in Oshkosh with her husband Dan, and their two cats, Minnie and Charlie.