K. Jeff Voigt
Grant Park Music Festival
Years in current position: 1.5
Years in the field: 13
B.M., M.M. Voice performance
Various finance and development courses
Delaware Symphony: Operations Manager, Director of Operations
Nashville Symphony: Director of Operations, Orchestra Manager, Director of Artistic Planning and Education
Executive Director, Paducah Symphony
What are the most surprising, interesting or challenging aspects of your day-to-day work?
The layers of government and private organizations involved in and required to make any decisions.
What inspired you to work for an orchestra?
I was struggling between arts and business careers and both came together at just the right time.
Would you do anything differently?
In looking back, I think I would have been more proactive in seeking out an Arts Administration degree instead of an additional performance degree.
What advice would you offer to someone considering the orchestra field?
Expect the unexpected.