Experienced Artistic Administrator

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Artistic Administrator with multiple years of strategic planning experience in a managerial capacity for operatic arts organizations.


American University, Washington D.C. – Master of Arts, Arts Management, ‘11

05/2006 – 07/2006 KAPITO Sprachschule; Muenster, Germany – German Language Certificate

01/2006 – 05/2006 University of Central Florida – Non- Degree Graduate Work in German

05/2001 – 12/2005 University of Central Florida – Bachelor of Arts, Interpersonal Communications /

Minor: Philosophy


4/2013 – Present
Director of Artistic Administration – Arizona Opera Company

* Plan, schedule and facilitate auditions for mainstage and studio artists
* Research and screen potential singers and actors for future productions
* Prepare and negotiate guest and studio artist contracts.
* Develop long-term planning strategies for future repertoire and guest artists
* Supervise the Education Manager to ensure community and education programs are in line with the overall artistic vision of Arizona Opera.
* Manage all aspects related to the Arizona Opera commissioning program – Arizona Spark.
* Work closely with the Director of the Opera Studio in administration of and planning for the program.
* Create and efficiently manage a departmental budget of approximately $1.6 million.
* Supervise the Company Manager as it relates to all guest artist, chorus, orchestra, and supers housing and travel.

8/2011 – 4/2013
Associate Artistic Administrator – Arizona Opera Company

* Managed all Artistic Department logistics, including all artist travel and housing.
* Coordinated artistic department payroll with accounting.
* Ensured compliance with all AGMA/AFM CBA guidelines.
* Issued and tracked guest artist contracts.
* Assisted Director of Artistic Administration with the creation and management of artistic budgets.
* Casted supernumeraries for each opera.
* Processed all paperwork for foreign artist visas.
* Collaborated with Events Manager on artist involvement at events.
* Managed all logistics related to main stage and studio artist auditions.

5/2013 – 8/2013
Company Manager – Wolf Trap Opera Company

* Supervised the Administrative Intern in the creation and distribution of the daily schedule.
* Coordinated all internal events with Studio and Filene Young Artists, pre-show lectures, lunch time recitals, and guest lecturer lunches.
* Managed all company travel and housing.
* Managed details of facility usage with Wolf Trap Foundation Operations Department.
* Researched and booked venues for fall audition tour.

5/2012 – 8/2012
Assistant Company Manager – The Glimmerglass Festival

* Assisted the Company Manager with all logistical matters related to the organizing of an company-wide tour of “The Music Man” to Oman.
* Managed two artistic administration interns and delegated various tasks related to the daily functioning of the artistic department.
* Coordinated all guest artist travel and reimbursements.
* Assisted the Company Manager in the processing of numerous foreign artist visas.
* Facilitated all communications and logistics with outside agencies and artistic administrators regarding five separate weekends of auditions for the Young Artist Program.
* Assisted Director of Young Artist Program with creation of the online Young Artist application.
* Worked with box office manager to secure all VIP ticket requests.


01/2011 – 05/2011 Wolf Trap Opera Company, Administration and Media Intern

08/2010 – 12/2010 Washington National Opera, Communications Intern

01/2010 – 05/2010 Washington Performing Arts Society, Marketing Intern

05/2011 – 08/2011 The Glimmerglass Festival, Artistic Administration Intern

05/2010 – 08/2010 The Glimmerglass Festival, Artistic Administration Intern

09/2009 – 12/2009 The Choral Arts Society of Washington, Development Apprentice


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    Artistic Planning, budgeting, Negotiations, project management, Special Events, Team Management, Writing

Groups & Associations

    Opera America

Spoken Languages

    English, German

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