Duncan Holzhall
(He/Him) Artist manager and writer devoted to nurturing and advocating for the next generation of talent. Duncan brings experience in artist and creator management, opera leadership and programming, arts writing, artist relations, digital content strategy, and arts marketing to the table.
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Duncan Holzhall

Hello! My name is Duncan Holzhall, and I am a Managerial Assistant/Contracts Manager for Étude Arts, a boutique artist management agency based in New York. My work in talent management and copywriting has been characterized by high-caliber outputs delivered calmly under tight deadlines, combined with ease and flexibility in meeting my clients' specific goals and KPIs. You may find examples of my freelance work at duncanholzhall.wordpress.com , and please visit our roster at etudearts.com

Agency & Roster



Étude Arts

2021 - Present

Managerial Assistant/Contracts Manager

2021 - Present
Duties include contract drafting and management, travel/tour logistics and servicing, visa acquisition, international artist mobility, database and diary management, on-boarding, itinerary preparation, invoicing, social media asset production and strategy, confidential communication, and client support for a boutique artist management agency boasting over 25 internationally acclaimed classical artists


2020 - Present

Contributing Writer

2020 - Present
Creating music-oriented content and criticism for publications including but not limited to Backseat Mafia, Trackd, VerismoMag, 8Ball Radio, Opera Innovation, Indie Shuffle, WIUX, and The Amplifier.
Cincinnati, OH

Artistic Intern/Interim Supernumerary Captain

Duties included: Provide/coordinate artist transportation and housing Assemble welcome packets for artists and seasonal staff Communication of daily schedule to artists and production staff Errands for artistic and production departments Coordinate comp ticket needs for artistic department Artist hospitality off-site and in-house General clerical and logistic support for artistic and production departments

VP Event Planning and Promotion

Serving as a senior member of the organization; creating a strategic plan for the organization; brainstorming, scheduling, and coordinating events; curating and disseminating a monthly newsletter; writing promotional copy for traditional and social media; reaching out to potential interested parties/clients for partnerships and collaborations; and providing guidance on the well-being of the organization.


Special Skill

Contemporary Classical Music

Artist Management

Contemporary Opera

Contemporary Opera