The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced two additions to its administrative staff: BRADFORD VOIGT, vice president of development, and DANIEL BERKOWITZ, director of collaborative learning.

Bradford Voigt goes to Philadelphia from Harvard University Art Museums, where he served as director of institutional development. As founding director of that organization’s institutional advancement program he led the merger of two departments and supervised an operation that produced more than $260 million in philanthropy over nine years. During his 30-year career in fundraising Voigt has directed 12 capital campaigns, managed programs resulting in over $450 million of philanthropy, and worked for leading nonprofits in the fields of arts and culture, higher education, healthcare, and environmental advocacy. Voigt is a graduate of Brown University and a certified fundraising executive.

Daniel Berkowitz, who began as the Philadelphia Orchestra’s director of collaborative learning on January 15, was previously manager of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During his tenure YOLA grew to reach more than 700 students in underserved areas of the city with free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support. Berkowitz was one of ten individuals selected for New England Conservatory’s first class of Abreu Fellows (2009-10), and in 2014 was named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30 for Education” list. He holds degrees in economics and trombone performance from Northwestern University.   

Posted February 17, 2015


Bradford Voigt photo courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra