Brent Karpf Reidy
Senior Consultant, AEA ConsultingNew York, USA
Brent specializes in business planning and financial modeling; cultural economics; research, policy, and evaluation; and audience development, technology, and social media. His work has served clients including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Australia’s Office for the Arts (National Gallery of Australia), Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Brooklyn Public Library, City Center, Cleveland Orchestra, CUNY Center for the Humanities, Frick Collection, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, James Irvine Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Kasparov Chess Foundation, Kronos Performing Arts Association, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Radio - WQXR, Public Art Fund, Roundabout Theatre Company, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and Yaddo.
Prior to joining AEA, he was Director of Research for Mark Bruce International, a leading national law-recruiting firm. Brent also previously served as director of Music For Tomorrow, a volunteer-run not-for-profit that supports New Orleans jazz through performances in New York, and worked with Project Audience.
Brent received his B.A. in music from Dartmouth College and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where his studies focus on American arts policy. Brent’s research on John Cage was published in American Music and he wrote liner notes for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recent recording of the music of Reza Vali. He has served as a blogger for Dial "M" for Musicology and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Cultural Research Network.