Maestra Kim Diehnelt 

"I stepped onto the podium unfamiliar with how string players would respond to my various conducting gestures. Thankfully, I had Maestra Kim Diehnelt by my side to guide me! Maestra Diehnelt is an eccentric conductor, musician, and mentor, which added zest to my experience with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra. In and out of rehearsal, Kim helped me communicate music both orally and physically, broadening my mindset on conducting and musicality... My experience with the Maestra Diehnelt and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra is unforgettable in many ways and I am grateful to have been selected as the 2014 Paul Vermel Conductor Apprentice."

- Tyler Holstrom

Maestra Diehnelt is an amazing musician and an inspiring mentor. She helped me to become the passionate musical educator and director that I am today. Learning from Maestra Diehnelt has been rewarding, pushing me to higher levels of musicianship. 

- Roy Freeman

Current Lead Project

Work for full orchestra commissioned by the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra. Striadica: A Symphonic Passage premieres May, 13 2018.

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Guide to Commissioning Works

You may want to commission a work in honor of a special person or event, offer it as a gift or tribute, or use it to provide repertoire for outstanding artists or instrument types.

A guideline for commissioning rates is available through New Music USA.

Commissioning lets you bring beauty and art into the world!

Founding Member of North American Elgar Society

Acknowledged as an authority on the music of Edward Elgar,  Maestra Diehnelt was invited to be a founding member of the  North America Branch of the Elgar Society.  

The Elgar Society in England has sponsored Maestra Diehnelt’s conducting of Elgar’s works. Her string quartet arrangements of Elgar's Sea Pictures and the Adagio from Symphony No. 1 received  premieres  at the Elgar  Society  conference in Chicago, 2016.


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