In Focus Podcast

Episode 42  

Dave has been President and CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra since 2008. 

David Prentiss

Welcome, David Prentiss! To say that Dave is a busy guy would be an understatement.  He has sat on many boards, advisory councils and committees for nonprofits in the local community including the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford Ballet, AHA!, Tri-County Symphonic Band, South Coast Chamber Music Society, South Coast Humane Society & Shelter, Whitfield-Manjiro Friendship Society, Alma del Mar Charter School, and Our Sisters’ School.

Phew! Davis Prentiss also teaches part-time in the Political Science Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dave has a BA in philosophy from Assumption College, an MA in political science from Boston College and a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law.

Listen in on the conversation as The Artist Index’s host, Ron Fortier, speaks with David Prentiss about life, what it’s like to be the CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, and how the pandemic is affecting the season and much more. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PODCAST LINK or LISTEN HERE!

The whole concept of The Artists Index and the journey we are embarking on are still in the making and very organic. At this critical time in our country’s history, as we are experiencing and attempting to remain safely at home during the Covid 19 Pandemic, we will continue to podcast. This episode was assisted by Zoom. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!

David Prentiss


128 Union Street, Suite 204
New Bedford, MA 02740


Zeiterion Performing Arts Center
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740




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