BMC History at a Glance
1936James Christian Pfohl founded the Davidson Music
School for Boys at Davidson College in North Carolina.
The School was a summer music camp modeled loosely
after the National Arts Camp at Interlochen (MI).
1944Pfohl moved his school to its present location in Brevard,
North Carolina. The school became coeducational and
was renamed "Transylvania Music Camp."
1946The first Brevard Music Festival, with James Christian
Pfohl as Artistic Director, was presented in August as
an appendix to the Music Camp season.
1955The Transylvania Music Camp was renamed to
"Brevard Music Center."
1965Henry Janiec became the second Artistic Director.
1993John Candler became the first President and CEO.
1996David Effron, a Brevard Music Center alumnus, became the third Artistic Director.
2007Keith Lockhart, a Brevard Music Center alumnus, became the fourth Artistic Director.