Indian Hill Music Welcomes New Board Members

Indian Hill Music is pleased to welcome two new Board Members to its roster: Peter Bentinck-Smith of Concord, and Miriam Smith of Harvard.


Peter Bentinck-Smith is a former educator and business executive. After growing up in Groton, he attended Lake Forest College where he received his B.A. in History. For the next seven years he taught in both the Brookline (MA) Public Schools and the Park School in Brookline. He later received an M.Ed. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Boston College, and joined the Charrette Corporation in Woburn, where he spent his entire business career. Starting as Manager of Corporate Planning, he ultimately became President of the Charrette ProGraphics Division and one of the Company owners. He is presently retired.




Miriam Smith is an educator, musician, and writer. She received her BA in Psychology and Music from Bates College, an M.A. in Applied Child Development from Tufts University, and an Ed.D. in Early Literacy from Clark University. She is currently pursuing her M.A./M.F.A. in Children’s Literature at Simmons University. A lifelong violinist from a musical family, Miriam performs in various classical music ensembles, the singer-songwriter duo Smith & Ryder, and country band Backyard Swagger. In addition to Indian Hill Music, Miriam has served on the boards of Infant-Toddler Children’s Center, Salt Bay Chamberfest, The Parker Charter School, Sounds of Stow Chorus, and Simmons College Children’s Literature Advisory Committee.



Bentinck-Smith and Smith will replace two departing members, who were commended at a recent Board meeting for their long-time service to the organization: George Allison of Westford, and Kimberly Harriman of Littleton.

Indian Hill Music CEO Lisa Fiorentino commented, “With dynamic leaders in a variety of fields, thought leaders, and music lovers, our Board of Directors is a vital part of the Indian Hill Music family. We are thrilled to welcome Miriam and Peter to our Board this fiscal year, and look forward to working with all of these outstanding individuals as we continue to strengthen our presence in, and value to, our community.”

The current Board of Directors includes:

Board Officers:

  • Chair – Peter Ashton, Auburn, ME
  • Vice Chair – Simon Jones, Harvard, MA
  • Treasurer – Jonathan Panek, Harvard, MA
  • Clerk – Phil Francisco, Groton, MA

Board Members:

Peter Bentinck-Smith, Concord; Kirsta Davey, Groton; Jeffrey Fuhrer, Littleton; Stephen Irish, Acton; Melissa Maranda, Fitchburg; Carole Prest, Groton; David Riggert, Groton; Troy Siebels, Shrewsbury; Miriam Smith, Harvard; Deb Verner, Groton

Honorary Board Members:

Robert Anderson, Groton; Ralph Brown, Watertown; David Moulton, Groton

Now in its 35th year, Indian Hill Music, a non-profit music education and performance center in Littleton, Massachusetts, is one of only a few organizations of its kind in the U.S. that combines a community music school, diverse professional concert series, and high-impact music philanthropy. Serving some 79 communities in MA and Southern NH, the organization’s mission – to share the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need – reflects the impact of music on people’s lives and its ability to strengthen, heal, and inspire.

Indian Hill Music is creating a world-class education and performance center on a stunning 110 acre landscape in Groton, Massachusetts. Anticipated to open in fall 2022, the Music Center at Indian Hill will include a 1,000-seat concert hall, a 300-seat performance hall, rehearsal and teaching spaces, state of the art acoustics, dynamic architecture, and lawn seating for summer concerts. The new Music Center will be a regional gathering place for music education and performance of all genres for Central Massachusetts and well beyond.

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Indian Hill Music shares the transformative power of music, through teaching and performing, and giving music generously when there is need.