Key People in Music Hall's History

Throughout the history of Music Hall, there have been many people who have played important roles -- individuals who love this city, the arts and the facility which bring them together.

Reuben Springer Reuben R. Springer, businessman and founding patron of Music Hall.

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Theodore Thomas Theodore Thomas, renowned music conductor and co-founder of the Cincinnati May Festival.

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Maria Longworth Nichols Maria Longworth Nichols, the founder of the Cincinnati May Festival.

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Samuel Hannaford Samuel Hannaford, the architect who designed Cincinnati's historic Music Hall.

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Samuel Hannaford Charles Aiken, Superintendent of Music in the Cincinnati Public Schools.

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J. Ralph and Patricia Corbett J. Ralph and Patricia Corbett, long-time arts patrons and philanthropists

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Louise Dieterle Nippert Louis & Louise Nippert, long-time arts patrons and philanthropists

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The following individuals served
as the Initial Trustees of SPMH:

Jean S. Reis
Joyce Van Wye
Patricia A. Corbett
Betty W. Herschede
Louise D. Nippert
Barbara Boyd
Dianne Dunkelman
Eugene V. Frey
Mary S. Ghory
Marlene Johnson
Jill Kamin
Patrick M. Korb
Alberta Marsh
Norma Petersen
Linda Siekmann
John R. Van Wye

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