David Snead


David Snead

David Snead has been Director of Marketing for the New York Philharmonic since 2001. He has more than 25 years of arts management experience, primarily in marketing. Prior to the New York Philharmonic, David was Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Service for the Pittsbugh Symphony; Director of Marketing for the Guthrie Theater; Associate Marketing Director for the Minnesota Orchestra; Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Milwaukee Symphony and the Hartford Symphony; General Manager of the Richmond Symphony; Executive Director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony; and Box Office Manager of the Columbus Symphony. He began his career in the Box Office of the Baltimore Symphony.

David teaches the marketing section of the American Symphony Orchestra League's Essentials of Orchestra Management class, and was the lead faculty member for the ASOL's Introduction to Orchestra Marketing seminar in 2005. He has been a guest lecturer at the Manhattan School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University and St. Olaf College, and has presented at the national conferences of the Association of British Orchestras, the Association of French Orchestras, the American Symphony Orchestra League and at the National Arts Marketing Conference.

He graduated from University of Maryland in 1979 with Honors in Urban Studies.