The Austin Symphony Orchestra in Texas has appointed DAVID PRATT as chief executive officer and executive director. Pratt will begin at the 110-year-old orchestra in April. He succeeds Anthony Corroa, who has been with the organization for more than twenty years. Pratt is currently executive director of Georgia’s Savannah Music Festival, where he built operating surpluses, championed new community education initiatives, and secured multi-year funding for a new after-school program, SMF Jazz Academy. Prior to that, Pratt held chief executive positions with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia and the Santa Barbara Symphony in California. He has also held leadership positions with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.