Ellsworth Peterson, Artistic Director of the festival, is professor emeritus at Southwestern University, ​​
where he presented Brown Symposia on the music of Mahler, Britten, Shostakovich and Messiaen,
and on the classical music of Thailand. 
He has served as Artistic Director of all the  previous Festivals of the Arts: 

Handel in Georgetown (2005) ,

Haydn in Georgetown (2006),

Schubert in Georgetown (2007), 

Mendelssohn in Georgetown (2008),

Dvořák in Georgetown (2009),

Aaron Copland in Georgetown (2010),

Brahms in Georgetown (2011),

Une fête française: The Music of Claude Debussey, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc (2012), 

A Russian Troika: The Music of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Arensky (2013),

¡OLÉ! in Georgetown: The Music of Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla and Enrique Granados (2014)

Romance in Georgetown: The Lives and Music of Robert & Clara Schumann (2015),

Fire and Ice in Georgetown: The Music of Edvard Grieg, Jan Sibelius and Carl Nielsen (2016)

Great Britons in Georgetown: The Music of Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten (2017)

¡Saludos!  Un Festival de la Música Latinoamericana -
Chávez Villa-Lobos Ginastera  y otros
Compositores  Latinoamericanos (2018)

​Beethoven in Georgetown! (2019)