CHAD SMITH, Vice President of Artistic Planning for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, is responsible for the artistic oversight and coordination of all Los Angeles Philharmonic programming, including the orchestra’s concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Philharmonic classical presentation series at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and all educational initiatives. He served previously as Artistic Administrator for the New York Philharmonic and, earlier, for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, during which time he was responsible for the Green Umbrella contemporary music series, the Chamber Music Society series, and the Philharmonic’s education and community concerts. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Music Academy of the West and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Avery Fisher Artist Program. Smith has also served as associate artistic administrator for the New World Symphony in Miami.
A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he earned B.M. and M.M. degrees in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory, and a B.A. in European history from Tufts University.