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symphony orchestra administrator

Peter Wilson Smith, American symphony orchestra administrator. Served to airman 1st class United States Air Force, 1961-1964.; Member Metropolitan Orchestra Managers Association (president 1979-1981), Regional Orchestra Managers Association (vice president 1987-1989), American Symphony Orchestra League (board directors 1989-1991), Managers American Orchestra (vice-chairman 1989-1991).

Background

Smith, Peter Wilson was born on March 15, 1938 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Stanley W. and Frances (Brown) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Music, University of Michigan, 1965.

Career

Assistant manager Indianapolis Symphony, 1966-1967. Assistant manager St. Louis Symphony, 1967-1968. Executive director Norfolk Symphony, Virginia, 1968-1972.

Operations manager Buffalo Philharmonic, 1972-1974. Operations administrator Carnegie Hall Corporation, New York City, 1974-1976. Managing director Fort Wayne (Indiana) Philharmonic, 1976-1985.

Executive director Grand Rapids (Michigan) Symphony, 1985-1995, president, since 1995.

Membership

Served to airman 1st class United States Air Force, 1961-1964. Member Metropolitan Orchestra Managers Association (president 1979-1981), Regional Orchestra Managers Association (vice president 1987-1989), American Symphony Orchestra League (board directors 1989-1991), Managers American Orchestra (vice-chairman 1989-1991).

Connections

Married Kay Gardner, 1960 (divorced 1972).; married Lynn Perrott, 1976. Children: Juliana, Jennifer.

father:
Stanley W. Smith

mother:
Frances (Brown) Smith

spouses:
Lynn Perrott

Kay Gardner

children:
Jennifer Smith

Juliana Smith