Kayla Siembieda

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(She/her) Using my background as a performer, I am finding new passions as an artistic administrator. I'm an eager, motivated, and witty professional looking to expand my connections in the opera and arts communities. Let's connect! 
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LA Opera

2022 - Present
Los Angeles, CA

Manager, Artistic Programs and Rehearsal

2022 - Present
Managing and scheduling all principal and guest artist auditions. Advancing company processes and employee training in Tessitura and Artifax. Optimizing communication and organization of the HBCU Opera Career Comprehensive program. Operating as schedule liaison between The Music Center (DTLA) and LA Opera for the company's master schedule. Reconciled monthly credit card charges for both the Artistic and Production departments. Onboarding and training the Artistic Operations Coordinator. Preparing and executing all US Visa applications for guest and principal artists.

Associate Manager, Rehearsal

2022 - 2022
Cross departmentally coordinated a company daily rehearsal schedule for over 200 recipients. Collaborated with industry professionals, agents and colleagues to organize travel and accommodations for guest artists. Maintained financial reimbursements company wide. Assisted in applying and executing US Visa applications. Maintained event scheduling in Artifax. Processed complimentary tickets for mainstage productions in Tessitura.
New York, NY


2021 - 2022
Primary manager of the Insignia Artists Management website. Refines and edits artist resumes and biographies. Improving artist and agency communication. Shaped event logistics for the Opera Managers Association International 2022 conference. Handled application materials for the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant.
Cooperstown, NY

Young Artist

2018 - 2019
Young Artist during the 2018 and 2019 summer festival season. Highlights include Susanna in 'The Ghosts of Versailles" by Corigliano (2019) and The Forester's Wife/Owl in "The Cunning Little Vixen" by Janáček (2018).
Baton Rouge, LA

Graduate Teaching Assistant

2016 - 2021
Principle manager of LSU Opera Department social media accounts. Created lesson plans for individualized voice lessons for over forty students. Coordinated recruitment efforts for Undergraduate and Graduate admissions.


Kayla Siembieda

Kayla Siembieda holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Arts Administration and Vocal Performance and Masters of Music from Louisiana State University. She received her Bachelors of Music from Lawrence University. As a dedicated performer on stage, she built a foundation of connections and appreciation for opera. She's excited to be navigating a new career path in arts administration and artistic programming at LA Opera. In addition to her full time employment at LA Opera, Kayla is an Associate at Insignia Artists Management. She has an aptitude for serving arts  nonprofits with her history as the Patron Services Coordinator at the Civic Music Association in Des Moines, IA and the Artistic Coordinator at Valissima Institute in Mont Clair, NJ. 




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