The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Dimond will join the organization as its next executive director on July 16. She joins the CSO as it embarks on its 43rd season, the first entirely programmed by music director, Maestro Janna Hymes, and replaces outgoing president and CEO, Dr. Alan Davis, as he retires after nearly two decades of service.
“We were very pleased with the high caliber of applicants who expressed interest in this position, and we are thrilled to retain someone of Kimberly’s talents, resume and recommendations,” said Larry Lawhead, CSO board chair. “We look forward to her beginning her tenure and to the next season of the CSO!
Diamond most recently served as the director of symphonic programs for the Midland Center for the Arts in Midland, Michigan since 2010. Prior to that, she was the managing director with the Midland Symphonic Orchestra as well as serving as corporate relations manager for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Dimond comes to the CSO with a deep love for the arts and innovative programming.
With a background in music and hands-on experience at previous orchestras, my passion for the arts is a lifelong commitment. I am dedicated to having a positive and meaningful impact on both the orchestra and the surrounding community. — Kimberly Dimond, CSO Executive Director
During her 11 years with MSO, she served as a public representative to community, state and national organizations, promoting a positive image for the organization. She was able to grow single and subscription tickets during her time with MSO and implemented signature fundraising events while maintaining a high focus on education and community outreach activities.
She is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Integrative Public Relations and Music (French horn) and holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College. As a professional member of the League of American Orchestras, she has completed its Leadership Academy, Essentials of Orchestra Management. Additionally, Dimond is a member of Americans for the Arts and served as an administration panel member representing Goucher College arts. Her areas of expertise include, orchestra operations, balancing traditional and modern repertoire, fundraising initiatives, audience development and education/outreach activities. As a versatile professional, she also is highly proficient with numerous software and design platforms, as well as, creating engaging social media content and advertising campaigns.
“The support of the arts in Carmel is exceptional, and partnered with Janna’s enthusiasm and the wonderful orchestra, I’m excited about what opportunities lie ahead and what we can accomplish together,” says Dimond. “I look forward to meeting everyone in person, and the start of the season this fall.”