Lindsay McIntosh, founder and executive director of Musica Sierra, is a proud resident of Sierra County. A Truckee native, historical oboist, and arts entrepreneur, McIntosh is a graduate of the esteemed Juilliard School of Music; McIntosh was on a full scholarship in the Historical Performance program and has appeared under world-renowned conductors such as William Christi, Masaaki Suzuki, Jordi Savall, Richard Egarr, and Monica Huggett. In 2013, while in her second year of graduate studies at the Juilliard School, McIntosh discovered her passion for leadership and creative programming. As a result, McIntosh founded New Vintage Baroque –an adventurous period instrument ensemble dedicated to creating 21st-century repertoire for early instruments. Relocating in 2018 from New York City to Loyalton, Ca, McIntosh was given an opportunity to start her own performing arts organization to serve her underserved rural community, which lacked any performing arts education and enrichment. Since Musica Sierra’s launch in 2019, this performing arts organization has served over 800+students, commissioned four new works as part of Musical Headwaters, produced over 47+ interactive performances featuring world-class musicians from all over the world, produced two albums, and offers eight music education programs serving ages 0-99.