Elizabeth Warshawer


Contact Information
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Stree
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States
Phone Number: 
(215) 717 - 3171

Elizabeth Warshawer is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In this role, Elizabeth directs all non-musical functions of the Institute including, finance, investment, development, external affairs, communications and marketing, legal affairs, information technology, facilities and human resources. Since 2007, she has successfully managed the Institute’s physical expansion with the construction of Lenfest Hall; a $65 million mixed use building that opened in August 2011.

Elizabeth served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2003 – 2007 during which time she also agreed to serve as Interim Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for one year. Her responsibilities included labor relations, all human resource functions for the staff and musicians, media and technology, financial controls and operating procedures, shared services with the Kimmel Center, office management, and interdepartmental coordination.

From 2000 – 2003, Elizabeth served as Vice President and Chief People Officer. Her initial work with The Philadelphia Orchestra was as co-founder and principal consultant of The Alliance for Effective Organizations Inc. (AEO), a firm specializing in a full array of management consulting services.

Elizabeth holds a BA from Washington University with Phi Beta Kappa distinction, and an MA Ed, also from Washington University. She serves as a trustee on the board of the League of American Orchestras and Play On, Philly!