Andrew Kipe to step down from Louisville Orchestra leadership for new role at Peabody Institute

Posted on: July 2, 2018

“Andrew T. Kipe, executive director of the Louisville Orchestra since 2013, is to be director of concert and ensemble operations for the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, starting August 13,” writes Nicholas Beard in Wednesday’s (6/27) MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “In the orchestra’s press release, Kipe reports excitement at moving back to his home state of Maryland with his husband. Peabody, founded in 1875 and a part of Johns Hopkins University for the last 40 years, has an academic enrollment of 675. It is in the process of redefining its curriculum ‘to reflect the realities our students will face as 21st-century artists.’ … In his new job he’ll oversee staff in the ensembles and concert offices as well as the box office and production services. He’ll be involved with performance and rehearsal scheduling, artist bookings, and operations” for several of the institute’s ensembles. “In Louisville, Kipe is credited, along with Music Director Teddy Abrams, with introducing innovative programming and concert formats to vastly increase ticket sales and donations. His previous experience includes stints with the Phoenix, Maryland, Portland (ME), and Annapolis Symphonies. He has a BA from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.”

Posted July 2, 2018