Andrew Kipe has served as Executive Director of the Louisville Orchestra since October 2013. His tenure in Louisville has focused on reengaging the orchestra with the community and rebuilding relationships with all stakeholders following the Orchestra’s 2010 bankruptcy and subsequent labor dispute. Early successes have included large growth in ticket sales and subscriptions, an upsurge in donations, and a FY2014 end with a modest surplus.
Kipe’s prior appointments have included serving as the General Manager for The Phoenix Symphony, the Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the General Manager of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Manager for the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Operations and Box Office Manager for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Coordinator of Performance Activities for the Music Department at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He has also served in multiple advocacy and advisory roles for organizations and schools associated with the arts and entertainment industry.
Kipe has pursued graduate studies in Arts Administration at Drexel University and received his BA in Voice from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.