The North Carolina Symphony has announced the appointment of MARTIN SHER as vice president and general manager. He brings nearly two decades of orchestra experience to the job, most recently as vice president of artistic planning at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra from 2008 to 2012. Sher began his career as a musician, performing violin and viola in a variety of orchestras in the U.S. and abroad including the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, where he played from 2000 to 2007. In 2008 he graduated from the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program following a year of in-field training at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Sher holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in viola performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received further training at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Posted February 5, 2013