St. Louis Symphony president to lead Peabody Institute beginning in June

Posted on: March 25, 2014

“Fred Bronstein, president of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, will become the new head of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University on June 1,” writes Tim Smith in Monday’s (3/24) Baltimore Sun. “His title will be dean, rather than the previous, longtime designation of director, in keeping with JHU’s practice with its other academic divisions. ‘For quite some time, I was thinking I would eventually make this kind of a move,’ Bronstein said in a phone interview from St. Louis. ‘This seemed like the optimal opportunity.’ … Bronstein succeeds Jeffrey Sharkey, who announced last May that he would be stepping down and has since been named principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.… Since starting his St. Louis tenure in 2008, he has been credited with greatly improving that orchestra’s finances and artistic profile. His career has also included stints as president of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Omaha Symphony.… Bronstein, a Boston University alum, has a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.”

Posted March 25, 2014

Photo of Fred Bronstein by Dan Dreyfus