Chief Executive & David C. Bohnett Chief Executive Chair Los Angeles Philharmonic Association




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Smith joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2002, was named chief executive in 2019. He began his career in 2000 in the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, where he worked with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. After serving as the New York Philharmonic’s head artistic planner, Smith returned to the LA Phil in 2006 as vice president of artistic planning, a position he held until being named chief operating officer in 2015. A trustee of the New England Conservatory, he also serves on the advisory board of the Music Academy of the West and is a member of the Avery Fisher Artist Program’s executive committee.