Artistic: New World Symphony

Posted on: November 28, 2018

The New World Symphony has appointed MARTIN SHER to the position of senior vice president for artistic planning and programs, effective January 1, 2019. He goes to the Miami Beach-based orchestra academy from the North Carolina Symphony, where he served as vice president and general manager, in charge of artistic planning, orchestral operations, and education programs. Sher is a violist who holds performance degrees from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a member of the Colorado Symphony and a guest musician with the Berlin Philharmonic. He is an alumnus of the 2008 class of the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program. At New World, Sher will oversee a team of twenty staff members in support of educational programs and musical performances, and will work with founding Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas on artistic productions. Sher will fill the senior vice president role occupied by Douglas Merilatt for more than twenty years before his retirement in August 2018.


Posted November 28, 2018