Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Gerd Wuestemann

President & CEO

Scottsdale Arts

Dr. Gerd Wuestemann is the President & CEO of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts, where he oversees four acclaimed operating branches – each with a distinct focus and mission – spanning the performing and visual arts: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach.

Dr. Wuestemann has dedicated his life to the arts, as a performer, educator, entrepreneur, and as a leader. While pursuing his doctorate of musical arts at the University of Arizona, Wuestemann developed a strong affinity for Arizona. He holds a masters of musical arts from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, spent a post-graduate year at The Julliard School in New York City on a full DAAD scholarship, and holds a masters of music from Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt, Germany where he was a leading graduate.