The Great Lakes Chamber Music Fesitval is known both for great music and a unique, collaborative arts management model. For more than 15 years, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival has shared staff and most administrative functions with Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble. The organizations maintain separate boards, missions, finances and artistic programs, but share nearly everything else that goes into the operation of a successful non-profit arts organization.

Starting in 2003, the collaboration, led by DCWS, began to offer client service hours to institutions that could benefit from the collaboration’s expertise in marketing, development and collaboration .To help clarify the relationship between the two important components of its business, DCWS has spun its management services business into a separate entity called ArtOps.


Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings 


Eisenhower Dance


Motor City Brass Band 


Pro Musica of Detroit 


Detroit Passport to the Arts 

DP2A is a program presented by Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Eisenhower Dance, and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.