With thirty years of experience leading arts organizations, Andrew T. Kipe has a breadth of expertise that encompasses navigating the dynamic landscape of the 21st-century arts environment, seamlessly integrating innovation with tradition in fostering creativity and community engagement. Kipe currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Performance Activities and Preparatory Education at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute, the nation’s oldest music conservatory and a division of The Johns Hopkins University. As Assistant Dean, he leads the six departments responsible for all concert activities, dance, and opera performances, as well as the educational activities associated with Peabody Preparatory. Kipe also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Peabody Institute as a lecturer in the Professional Studies program. Since 2015, he has been a regular guest lecturer with the University of Notre Dame’s Nonprofit Executive Program in the Mendoza College of Business.

In Kipe’s previous roles leading professional orchestras, he built a reputation for successfully transforming performing arts organizations following financial challenges. His work as Executive Director of the Louisville Orchestra garnered national and international attention with coverage in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR’s Weekend Edition, mentions in The Guardian, and Slate.com. Previous appointments included General Manager for The Phoenix Symphony, Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and positions with the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra and Annapolis Symphony Orchestras. He continues to have an active role in the orchestral world through professional affiliations and project-based consulting work with orchestras and performing arts organizations.

Kipe’s work for the arts community in Maryland was recognized in 2011 with a Gubernatorial Citation from Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. In 2015, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear named him a Kentucky Colonel for his contribution to the arts in the Commonwealth. Kipe is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership in higher education administration at William and Mary. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and received his Bachelor of Arts in music from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.