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August 4, 2022: It is with reverence and love that we wish to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Gerald Mack, our Board member and director of our Downtown Concert Series. He was the recipient of our 2018 Merit Award. Gerry was known by many as "Maestro Extraordinaire." His music career led in many directions but he was known for his ability to lead many people into choral singing. His passion, expertise and willingness to explore the depths and heights of learning a masterwork were remarkable. He taught 27 years at Hartt College of Music and nurtured many music students through his inspiration.

He retired to Nantucket with his wife Nancy and became active in the arts community here. He served as music director of the Nantucket Community Music Center and joined the Nantucket Arts Council Board. He worked diligently to bring highly rated artists to the island and into the schools. His professionalism, and his ability to convince artists and audiences that they were part of something magical and important will be sorely missed.

Donations sent in honor of Dr. Mack should be mailed to Nantucket Arts Council, P.O. Box 1267, Nantucket, MA 02554. Donations may also be made through our website.