My Story

I defy traditional boundaries to reveal bold possibilities for civic-artists around the globe. My clients become part of international collaborations of empowered artists that use classical music to strengthen their communities.

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Throughout my career, I've defied traditional boundaries to reveal bold possibilities in the arts. As the founder of DM Classical Creative, I empower classical musicians to expand their impact. We build international collaborations that deploy classical music to strengthen communities. Both as a coach and doer, my areas of expertise career planning, social media strategy, and event production.

A native of Leipzig/Germany, I grew up as a musical theater performer and clarinetist. On stage, I was feeding off the impact I had on our audiences: motivated, inspired, empowered humans were walking out of that concert hall! As I grew older I realized that, as a professional performer, I wasn’t going to have the autonomy I needed to continue growing this impact.

Ultimately, I became an ex-pat in the US where I re-calibrated orchestras' inner structures so that they continue to morph into an indispensable community resource.

Using classical music to strengthen our communities through the power of entrepreneurial artists and engaging community partnerships.

During my time in the US, I worked with esteemed orchestras and arts organizations that focused on collaborations with civic-minded and entrepreneurial artists. I worked with Yo-Yo Ma while supporting the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, coordinated the civic ensembles of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and worked with Aaron Dworkin at various SphinxConnect conventions in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall. In California, I led individual fundraising efforts of the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa/ and was instrumental in creating memorable fundraising events for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Meanwhile, I worked as a social media strategist for violinist and philanthropist Rachel Barton Pine.

I had a brave point of view, felt comfort within flabbergastingly bold opportunities, and an urge to pursue change more rapidly.

As much as I adore and commend the work of orchestras and the impact they genuinely have on their immediate communities, not even the biggies can broaden their impact beyond their own city. Nor can they progress as quickly as one artist or a new artistic venture is nimble enough to do.

Revealing bold opportunities by empowering musicians to expand their impact on their communities.

Since returning to Germany and founding DM Classical Creative, I'm being introduced as the international expert that combines community engagement efforts, mission statements, and fundraising strategies in one message. I run a sustainable festival, “Humanity: The Green Festival” in Hannover, Germany, coach artists that shake the industry in four different continents, and have created and rolled out my flagship-program, Classy(cal) Engagement Army. CEA elevates civic-artists’ careers so that they can expand their impact individually and through entrepreneurial ventures.

I created this business based on these four boundless pillars:

Progress and innovation to that artists will pursue bold goals.

Exhilaration and vibrancy so that artists will change lives through memorable events.

Purpose and responsibility so that artists will create impactful art for their communities.

Belonging and equity so that our art and impact is maximally ampflified.

Schedule a call, message me on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, or drop me an email!

Throughout my career, I've defied traditional boundaries to reveal bold possibilities in the arts. As the founder of DM Classical Creative, I empower classical musicians to expand their impact. We build international collaborations that deploy classical music to strengthen communities. Both as a coach and doer, my areas of expertise career planning, social media strategy, and event production.

A native of Leipzig/Germany, I grew up as a musical theater performer and clarinetist. On stage, I was feeding off the impact I had on our audiences: motivated, inspired, empowered humans were walking out of that concert hall! As I grew older I realized that, as a professional performer, I wasn’t going to have the autonomy I needed to continue growing this impact.

Ultimately, I became an ex-pat in the US where I re-calibrated orchestras' inner structures so that they continue to morph into an indispensable community resource.

Using classical music to strengthen our communities through the power of entrepreneurial artists and engaging community partnerships.

During my time in the US, I worked with esteemed orchestras and arts organizations that focused on collaborations with civic-minded and entrepreneurial artists. I worked with Yo-Yo Ma while supporting the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, coordinated the civic ensembles of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and worked with Aaron Dworkin at various SphinxConnect conventions in Detroit and at Carnegie Hall. In California, I led individual fundraising efforts of the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa/ and was instrumental in creating memorable fundraising events for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Meanwhile, I worked as a social media strategist for violinist and philanthropist Rachel Barton Pine.

I had a brave point of view, felt comfort within flabbergastingly bold opportunities, and an urge to pursue change more rapidly.

As much as I adore and commend the work of orchestras and the impact they genuinely have on their immediate communities, not even the biggies can broaden their impact beyond their own city. Nor can they progress as quickly as one artist or a new artistic venture is nimble enough to do.

Revealing bold opportunities by empowering musicians to expand thei impact on their  communities.

Since returning to Germany and founding DM Classical Creative, I'm being introduced as the international expert that combines community engagement efforts, mission statements, and fundraising strategies in one message. I run a sustainable festival, “Humanity: The Green Festival” in Hannover, Germany, coach artists that shake the industry in four different continents, and have created and rolled out my flagship-program, Classy(cal) Engagement Army. CEA elevates civic-artists’ careers so that they can expand their impact individually and through entrepreneurial ventures.

I created this business based on these four boundless pillars:

Progress and innovation to that artists will pursue bold goals.

Exhilaration and vibrancy so that artists will change lives through memorable events.

Purpose and responsibility so that artists will create impactful art for their communities.

Belonging and equity so that our art and impact is maximally ampflified.

Schedule a call, message me on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, or drop me an email!