Throughout the history of Music Hall, there have been many people who have played important roles - individuals who love this city, the arts and the facility which bring them together.

Reuben R. Springer

Philanthropist, businessman, arts patron and founder of Music Hall.
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Samuel Hannaford

Samuel Hannaford was the head of the most prolific and probably most successful architectural firm in Cincinnati from before the Civil War until he retired in 1900.
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Maria Longworth & George Ward Nichols

The founders of the Cincinnati May Festival brought huge choral events to our city which ignited the desire for a structure for those performances.
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Theodore Thomas

The renowned conductor joined the Nichols to present a festival of choral music in Cincinnati.
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J. Ralph Corbett and Patricia Corbett

Philanthropists Ralph and Patricia Corbett made a generous and lasting contribution to the arts in general and to Cincinnati Music Hall in particular.
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Louis & Louise Nippert

The Nipperts have a long history of supporting the arts in Cincinnati; Mrs. Nippert particularly loved Music Hall.
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