First Year at Austin Opera: 2011
Job: Eva handles all finance and HR functions.
Eva Kuhlman joined Austin Opera in December 2011, which represented a major career shift into the non-profit world as she had spent most of her professional life in the corporate medical device industry. However, since her childhood dream had been to become an opera singer, Austin Opera was the perfect place to combine her business acumen with a deep love of music.
Eva’s extensive start-up experience is perfectly suited for an environment requiring a variety of skills for the always changing multitude of tasks. She has streamlined financial, accounting, and HR operations to improve the department’s efficiency and accuracy.
Eva holds a B.F.A. in Piano from Conservatory of Music, Lucerne, Switzerland, and an M.B.A. from Texas State University in San Marcos. She is an active member of Chorus Austin and continues to perform on a regular basis.