Director steps down from Bermuda Festival

TJ Armand (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

TJ Armand, executive director of the Bermuda Festival, will leave the organisation after a year in the role.

Mr Armand will instead focus on recording projects and a musical, Sama, in New York and London.

He said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to have served as the executive director of the festival’s 44th season and I strongly believe the festival will continue to bring the very best of the performing arts to the island and passionately support Bermudian youth with student outreach programmes.

“I’m truly gratified about what our team has achieved, and I will look back at season 44 with pride for years to come.”

David Skinner, festival chairman, said: “Mr Armand has served in the position for the past year and has cited the need to tend to his recording projects, along with the development of his long-awaited musical, Sama, in New York and London as the reason for his departure.

“While I’m sad to have a valued leader in our organisation depart, TJ’s achievements with the Festival has been abundantly documented by the great reviews of the Festival productions.”

The Bermuda Festival has begun the process to fill the vacancy.