New York Phil loses a VP

New York Phil loses a VP


norman lebrecht

December 10, 2020

Vince Ford, head of digital strategy and customer experience at the New York Philharmonic, is joining the Curtis Institute.

They say: We’re thrilled to share the appointment of Vince Ford as senior vice president of digital strategy and innovation, executive director of the Performance Innovation Lab, and, in a faculty role, as the Field-McFadden Chair in Digital Studies. Effective February 1, 2021, Dr. Ford will oversee Curtis’s newly created Digital Strategy Office, encompassing digital media and marketing, as well as technology activities at the conservatory.


When a man’s tired of New York…


  • V. Lind says:

    Share? Share? Do they mean “announce”?

    I do NOT thank them for “sharing.”

    • Anon says:


      Get over yourself.

      • Eddie Rand says:

        Girls like V. Lind can’t get over themselves. Have you seen any of her numerous posts. There are far too many and wreak of negativity like that little boyfriend of this site…Safford. What an overblown whiny bitch.

        • William Safford says:

          You’re just envious that two people can have fact-based, cogent, civil, intellectual conversations.

          Of course, you could join us and others in such fact-based, cogent, civil, intellectual conversations, if you so desire.

          It’s up to you.

        • Paul Carlile says:

          Theirs a comment witch will surly reek havoc…….

    • William Safford says:

      Perhaps “share” would be appropriate, were he to work for both institutions simultaneously.

      That does not appear to be the case.

  • Manuela Hoelterhoff says:

    Good move – there not being much in the way of customer experience now that the Philharmonic’s curious little truck with the countertenor ran out of gas

  • Freddynyc says:

    Might as well leave a sinking ship – who can recall the last memorable performance or recording the last 30 years?

  • CA says:

    21-year VP of Operations Miki Takebe left in October. Wonder what happened there? Not nearly the same kind of position as Ford’s in terms of external nations but she was well regarded in the field. Quietly gone. Where to I wonder?