LAURA LIEPINS has over 20 years experience working as an artist manager. Formerly Vice President of Opus 3 Artists, Laura has worked closely with soloists and conductors at all levels including artists such as Gidon Kremer, Emanuel Ax, Lars Vogt, Shai Wosner and conductors Mariss Jansons, Marin Alsop, and Giancarlo Guerrero. Her focus at Opus 3 was on building the careers of young artists and conductors, assisting them to make the transition from schools and apprenticeships to music director positions and solo tours. In 2008, Laura established her own management company, Muse Representation, which she ran for four years. Since September 2011 she has been a member of the staff and faculty of TheColburn School where she serves as Director of Artistic Administration and Career Development and co-directs the Center for Student Advancement. Laura has been a guest speaker at USC’s Thornton School of Music and at the Winnipeg Symphony’s International Young Conductor’s Symposium. A violinist by training, Laura studied in Boston at the New England Conservatory Prepatory Division, the University of Michigan and graduatedcum laude from USC’s Thornton School of Music.
Nate Zeisler is passionate about supporting and developing the careers of artists and artistically minded entrepreneurs. At the Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, Zeisler serves as the director of Community Engagement, Adult Studies and he co-directs the Center for Student Advancement. Previously, Zeisler served as both the assistant professor of bassoon and as a professor in the entrepreneurship program at Bowling Green State University, where he helped students find sustainable careers in the arts and business worlds. In 2004, Nathaniel founded the Envision Chamber Consort; an organization dedicated to presenting music as a form of contemporary communication. Continuing to pursue connections between the business and the arts communities, Zeisler co-founded Arts Enterprise on the campus of the University of Michigan in the fall of 2006 and he served as the executive director of the organization between 2007-2011, working to launch chapters at institutions across the county. Nathaniel earned his doctorate of musical arts and master’s degree from the University of Michigan and bachelor’s degree in choral and instrumental education from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Professionally, Dr. Zeisler served as the principal bassoonist of the Ann Arbor Symphony and performed as second bassoonist with the Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit.