Eric Olmscheid is the Director of Programming and Education at Des Moines Performing Arts, Iowa’s premiere performing arts center engaging more than 300,000 patrons annually. Mr. Olmscheid oversees the fine arts and commercial bookings for the four venues ranging from 200 to 2,700 seats as well as leads the education & community program. Since joining DMPA in 2008, Mr. Olmscheid has lead the development of six new programming initiatives, including the Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards and the Dance Series, and has lead the grown of education & engagement programs to serve more than 70,000 annually. Previously: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, MN. Mr. Olmscheid holds an MA in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a BA in Music from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
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