Keith C. ElderExecutive Director

Keith C. Elder is the Executive Director and CEO of Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his time in Tulsa, he held leadership positions with the Aspen Music Festival and School, Eastman School of Music, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood. Elder is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York. His education includes a BS in music and arts administration from Indiana University and a JD from New England Law.

Since joining the Tulsa Symphony, Elder has overseen numerous high-profile performances and events including developing and producing the Tulsa Symphony’s first holiday television special “A Hometown Holiday”. In 2020, he was honored by being named Tulsan of the Year by Tulsa World for his vision and leadership in navigating the COVID pandemic.

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