Terrence D. Jones

Performing Arts Chief Executive Officer
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Since 1996, Terrence D. Jones, president and chief executive officer of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, has been responsible for all aspects of the operating and programming arm of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and related foundation programs and properties, located in Vienna, Va., and Washington, D.C. Wolf Trap annually presents nearly 300 performances by such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Aretha Franklin, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick Jr., Willie Nelson, Bill Cosby, Garrison Keillor, Twyla Tharp Dance and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Jones received a bachelor's degree in education from KU in 1970 and a master's degree in design and technical theatre in 1972. Presented with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the KU Department of Theatre and Film in 2003, Jones has been a keynote speaker for the National Press Club each year since 2001. He has been a panel leader and speaker for the Renaissance Weekends held from 1998 through 2001 in Washington, a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and co-chair of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters annual conference.

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