Document Type



Master of Music (MM)



First Advisor's Name

Karen Fuller

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Fredrick Kaufman

Third Advisor's Name

Robert Dundas

Date of Defense



The purpose of the research was to find the best arts management techniques for the production of live events to be developed into guidelines to assist performing arts organizations in the creation of their own production strategies.

Methodologies included consulting with theatre professionals and attending management seminars and conferences related to the field of live production. A literature review of arts management guides and books was conducted to provide the background needed to develop the strategies.

Based on the findings, guidelines were developed to assist performing arts managers in conducting a thorough analysis of their organization, deciding on the scope of a strategy, as well as implementing, evaluating and revising the strategy.

The study concluded that performing arts organizations would greatly benefit from the development and implementation of a production strategy that will improve employee performance, client satisfaction, conserve resources, and streamline live events.




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