Client Testimonials

“Holly has been an invaluable asset to our Marketing effort. Her work is consistently high quality and her fee structure is eminently reasonable, allowing our small budget orchestra to present itself with polished materials that we can truly be proud of. She is also a valuable resource regarding industry trends and best practices. A great colleague!”
~Lois Robinson, Executive Director, Shreveport Symphony

“The music world needs more people like Holly. Honest, hard working, a very clear head, driven, and totally creative in her concentration!”
~Mark Grey, Composer-Sound Designer

“Holly Hickman is hitting the nail on the head when it comes to reaching current audiences, but more importantly, she is proving that our communities have vast untapped ‘hearts and minds’ potential with dollars and cents ramifications for the live performance industry – and she is making the right recommendations for getting out in front of these people.”
~Michael Christie, Music Director, Minnesota Opera

“Holly has completely reinvigorated the branding and marketing  strategies of two orchestras of which I’m the music director. Her design work is vivid and always reinforces institutional messaging. She’s fast, efficient, polished and professional. Possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of industry best practices, Holly is a bold strategic thinker with the insight to ask the right questions and help an organization reach its core goals. More than anything, she loves music and relishes her role in helping it reach an ever-wider audience.”
~Michael Butterman, Music Director, Shreveport Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic

“Holly is a tremendous asset to Sacred Music in a Sacred Space as a print and web designer and marketing consultant. She is responsive and knowledgeable, and will take a project and run with it with minimal input, applying her good judgment, industry knowledge and excellent taste. Her work is thoughtful, communicative and has a very strong impact.”
~Sara Murphy, Executive Director, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC

“Holly is at once a classical music visionary with a never-ending flow of ideas for making the art form and its practitioners succeed and flourish into the 21st century; and also a highly capable, technically knowledgeable and competent worker, who gets things done almost before you ask for them. She’s a great pleasure to collaborate with, an easy communicator with patience and boundless enthusiasm, who can both provide ideas and follow a strong lead. Highly recommended!”
~Patrick Zimmerli, Composer

“Holly is a terrific professional, with a terrific spirit. When she says that her love of music powers everything she does, that’s exactly right, and it’s one of many reasons that she’s a pleasure to know, and a pleasure to work with. She can use her expertise in traditional ways, but she can also help you use new media and social media. And you can trust her judgment about what needs to be done.”
~Greg Sandow, Critic, Consultant, Composer, specialist in the future of classical music

“Holly is a quick-thinking, creative and reliable professional who has consistently produced excellent results for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. She is always in touch with broader trends and is adept at applying best practices to individual arts organizations’ needs.”
~Kevin Shuck, Executive Director (former), Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

“Thanks for your incredible patience and fantastic work on my website design. I have received numerous compliments from friends and colleagues on the excellent layout and beautiful design. I am most grateful for your fantastic work.”
~Renée Anne Louprette, Concert Organist, NYC

“Holly Hickman is an effective, innovative marketing professional. During her tenure as marketing director, CMF increased attendance by 26% and ticket income by 23%, enticed new audiences into our venue, and substantially enhanced the visibility of our classical music festival locally and regionally.”
~Catherine Underhill, Executive Director (former), Colorado Music Festival