J. Andrew Bradford Executive Director

Dear Friends of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, The Board of Directors is pleased to announce J. Andrew Bradford as Executive Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Andrew will take the reins from the capable hands of Interim Executive Director Beth Schecter, who has provided exceptional leadership during this time of transition and expansion for the organization.

Originally from New York City, J. Andrew Bradford comes to the San Francisco Girls Chorus from Music@Menlo, the Atherton-based chamber music festival, where he was Director of Development. Prior to Music@Menlo, Andrew served as Executive Director of the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, in Boulder, and as Executive Director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago. He has also worked in fundraising, marketing, and operations for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Houston Symphony, and San Francisco Classical Voice.

J. Andrew Bradford was trained as a cellist and received his bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. He received his master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he was recipient of a graduate fellowship and studied music and management. Andrew is also a graduate of the prestigious Arts Management Fellowship program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Committed to volunteer service, Andrew serves on the Board of Directors of the California Music Center/Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and is a former Board member of the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (Denver, CO) and the Illinois Council of Orchestras.

Please join me and the entire Board of the San Francisco Girls Chorus in welcoming Andrew. We look forward to building upon the past year of premieres, cherished traditions,  and bold new horizons and hope you will join us for another incredible upcoming season.

Sincerely, Shelton Ensley President, Board of Directors, San Francisco Girls Chorus