J. Andrew Bradford

President and CEO

J. Andrew Bradford, President and CEO

J. Andrew Bradford comes to the Santa Rosa Symphony from Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, where he served as Executive Director. During his tenure, the Chorus increased enrollment to a record 440+ choristers, achieved consecutive budget surpluses, and won a GRAMMY Award. Prior to Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Bradford served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, and 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.

Originally from New York City, Bradford was trained as a cellist and received his bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he was recipient of a graduate fellowship and studied music and management. Bradford 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.

Bradford lives in Santa Rosa with his wife MyungJu Yeo, principal flute of the Marin Symphony and Symphony San Jose, and daughter Saemi.