PMI provides a unique blend of services to artists, arts organizations, and institutions of higher education. 

We represent a diverse collection of quality artists in music, theatre, and dance as an artist’s management agency.  Please consider one or more of our international artists by going to our Artists Roster and let us assist you in building your programs and audiences.


For arts organizations, we provide a variety of services ranging from programming an entire series according you your specifications and using artists available through any management company.  We also offer support with grant writing, marketing, website development, and organizational development needs.  To learn more about how we can support your needs go to Services.


For higher education, in addition to all of the services available to arts organizations, we can assist in globalizing your institution and curriculum through our expertise in this area.


For artists, we provide direction in all areas of management and booking services. These include representing artists as booking conferences, as well as in-house services such as video editing, marketing, artistic input, and career development.

PMI is led by Dr. Manuel Prestamo, an internationally recognized arts administrator with over 30 years of experience in arts management, higher education, and artistic direction.  He served on the boards of the Harrison Academy for the Performing Arts, Honorary Advisory Board of the Respect Diversity Foundation, International Council of the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team and the Oklahoma Israel Exchange.  He is past president of the Oklahoma Global Education Consortium, the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges, and the Central Oklahoma Fulbright Association.   He served as a board member of the Conductors Guild and the American Council for International Intercultural Education, for whom he chaired three national conferences.


In the performing arts, Dr. Prestamo has served as an evaluator for grant panels of numerous local, state, regional, and national agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. He has made presentations at regional, national, and international performing arts conferences for over 30 years, as well as chaired webinars on the topic of arts administration. In the last 5 years, he envisioned and has been producing and developing at Arts Administration Video Series as a resource for institutions of higher education as well others interested in the topic. 


In 1998, he created the Oklahoma Film Institute at Oklahoma City Community College, in collaboration with the Lt. Governor's Office, and has served as Executive Director of Arts Festival Oklahoma, the OK MOZART International Festival, and the Cultural Awareness Series at Oklahoma City Community College, where he was also a dean for 12 years.  In 2004 he was one of 65 leaders in higher education and the arts invited by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters to serve in the American Assembly at Columbia University. His services have been utilized by organizations in the United States, Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Israel, and the Far East.




"Thank you for the well-organized artist management and representation services that you provided on behalf of my artists at the recent Western Arts Alliance Conference in Phoenix.  We were so pleased with the outcome of the showcases, which would not have been possible without your professional touch. "


             Patricia Alberti

             Patricia Alberti Performing Artist Management


Dr. Prestamo is respected among Oklahoma’s higher education and civic leaders and was quite active in numerous professional and community organizations while an Oklahoma resident. He represented Oklahoma Community College, higher education, and the arts on local, state, national, and international levels. I am thankful for the contributions he made, not only to the College, but to the entire state of Oklahoma.


             Paul W. Sechrist, Ph.D.


             Oklahoma City Community College


"On behalf of The College Music Society please accept our thanks and appreciation for your many contributions as a member of the Advisory Committee for Music in General Studies.  It is with your valued ideas and committed efforts that the Society has been able to move forward its goals and advance the profession.  Your membership on this committee has been instrumental in these endeavors. Your committee successfully accomplished a great deal on behalf of the Society.  Thank you, and congratulations on a job well done."


             Kathleen Lamkin

             President, The College Music Society


"Dr. Prestamo possesses one of the most creative minds I've had the privilege to encounter. He is able to see great potential in people and situations and to provide the ideas and human links necessary to create exciting opportunities through which many can benefit.  Dr. Prestamo is an excellent communicator. Not only does he have great ideas, but also he can articulate them most persuasively. He is very successful at raising both enthusiasm and dollars for projects and at rallying key people at high levels behind his projects. However, he always maintains the highest levels of integrity and decorum."


             Dr. MaryLyn Beaney

             President, Oklahoma Fulbright Association


“Thank you for your prompt and expert service. As the Executive Director of The Poncan Theatre I find myself with more work than time. Like many who are employed in the field of presenting live performances, I find that the day to day operation of the theatre and all that entails often leaves me little time to dedicate to developing much needed grant funding streams. It has therefore been a particular pleasure to be able to call on you to perform the valuable task of assisting us in writing grants for our organization. In addition to helping meet an incredible deadline crunch, you also assisted us with selection of performers and made many other valuable suggestions for how we could maximize our impact as an arts organization in our community. Your knowledge of the grant process and your ability to work under extreme pressure are impressive. Undoubtedly many years of experience in the field of performing arts presentation has made you uniquely qualified to offer services to the often overworked, understaffed arts community. I count it a real pleasure to know that assistance from such a qualified colleague is available to our organization. I look forward to many more opportunities to work together in the future. Please accept this letter as my personal endorsement of PMI and feel free to share it with other potential clients. If I can be of any service to you, please do not hesitate to call on me."


             Dave May

             Executive Director, Poncan Theater




Some of the artists with whom he has worked and presented include the following:



Dr. Jim Barnes, Author and expert on Native American culture and writing style

Mario Godoy, Author and Fulbright Scholar, Ecuador

Hiroko Fujita & Fran Stallings – storytelling from a Japanese/American perspective

Dr. N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Gwyn Williams & Arnold Goren – the days of radio in the US and the UK

Dr. Cartagenova, Director of the Fulbright Commission of Ecuador

Grey Frederickson, Co-Producer, “The Godfather”

Mark Medoff, “Children of a Lesser God”

Billie Letts, “Where the Heart Is”



Bravo Brass

Dale Clevenger – Principal French Horn, Chicago Symphony

Adolph Herseth, Principal Trumpet, Chicago Symphony

Saint Louis Brass Quintet in a fun program for all ages


Chamber Music

Moscow String Quartet

Verdehr Trio

Trio Montevideo, Uruguay, “A Night of Tangos”

The Newstead Trio

Calico Winds –  Woodwind Quintet

Santa Fe Guitar Quartet

Brazilian Guitar Quartet

Serapion Duo, Germany, Cello/Piano duo

Edmond Chamber Players

Beaux Arts Trio


Choral / Vocal

Marilyn Govich, Soprano

Moscow Boys Choir

Texas Boys Choir

Scholars of London

King's Singers, England

“LOOK,” Light Opera Oklahoma

Bel Canto Chorus, Milwaukee

U. S Air Force Academy Choruses

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Choruses

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus

University of Central Oklahoma Choruses

Oklahoma Christian University Choruses

Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra Choruses, Argentina




Composer/Conductor John Zdechlik

Composer/Conductor Dr. W. Francis McBeth

Composer Donald Erb

Vietnamese Composer Pham Duy

Composer León Biriotti, Uruguay

Composer/Conductor John Wasson

Samuel Magrill

Max Lifchitz

Ney Rosauro, Brazil



Lukas Foss

Joel Levine

Andreas Delfs

Emilio de Cesar, Brazil

Guillermo Figueroa

Reinaldo Zemba, Argentina

Mario Benzecry, Argentina

Emir Saul, Italy

Luis Gorelik, Israel



The Little Angels from Korea

David Taylor Dance Theatre

Gash/Voigt Dance Theatre

Brasil/Brazil –Brazilian music and dance

Ballet Folklorico Mexico



Oscar Piluso, Principal Flutist, Orchestra of the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

Luciano Carrera, Ecuador

Yossi Arnheim, Principal Flute, Israel Philharmonic



Christopher Parkening

Edgar Cruz & Ruben Romero

David Burgess - performing works of the Americas

Ron Radford

Brad Richter

Werner Stiefel, Germany



Danis Kelly, Principal Harp, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Gaye LeBlanc, Principal Harp, Oklahoma City Philharmonic

Christopher Sidenius, Principal Harp, Hong Kong Philharmonic

Julia Rovinksy, Principal Harp, Israel Philharmonic




Moscow Chamber Orchestra

Ft. Worth Chamber Orchestra

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

BBC – Wales Symphony Orchestra

National Orchestra of Ecuador

National Radio and Television Orchestra of Uruguay

Banco Mayo Orchestra, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Youth Orchestra of the Americas

Teatro Colon Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra, Germany

State Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paolo, Brazil



Pablo Valarezo, Principal Timpanist of the National Symphony of Ecuador

Chen Zimbalista, Israel



Lorin Hollander

Sonia Munez, Brazil

Jamanis Piano Duo - specialists in the music of Gershwin

Ruth Serrão, Brazil

Luis Ascot, Switzerland and Argentina

Veri & Jamanis, Piano Duo

The Russian Duo Piano Team of Pavel Nersessian & Andrei Pisarev

Andre Watts

Martin Morales, Argentina

Gary Graffman

I-Lin Cheng, Taiwan

Joyce Yang, Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Silver Medalist 2005



Jorge Saade-Scaff, Violinist, Ecuador

Alexei Bruni, Violinist, Russia

Eugene Fodor, Violinist

Lukas David, Violinist, Germany

Ruben Gonzalez, Concertmaster, Chicago Symphony

Leslie Parnas, Cellist

Richard Davis, Double Bass and Jazz

Gary Karr, Double Bass Virtuoso

Marcus Thompson, Viola



Joseph Kaknes in his own production about Vincent Van Gogh

Montana Repertory Theatre in Steel Magnolias

Salzburg Marionette Theatre – Austria

Jack Eddleman – Actor/Singer/Director from the New York City Opera

Mary Lou Fallis, soprano, in a hilarious comic show about the Primdona - Canada

2 x 4 Productions - theatre company in a show about women authors

Ruby Perez, actress/playwright - Mexico

Gene McFall as Will Rogers

Classical Kids



World Music Ensembles

Habrera Hativit, Middle Eastern music, Israel

Simbirsk Trio, Russia

Barroco Andino – an ensemble from the Andes

ESTA – the best of Middle-Eastern music by way of Israel

East Wind Duo – a tour of the world through music for flute and harp


Popular Music

The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

The Lettermen

The Kingston Trio

Jovino Santos Neto and his trio performing jazz with a Brazilian twist

Ronald McDonald and the McDonald Land Characters

Byron Berline and The Byron Berline Bluegrass Band

Mason Williams, Composer of “Classical Gas”

Jimmy Webb, Singer/Pianist/Composer – “By the Time I get to Phoenix”

The Platters

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Most Recent Presentations


International Music Showcase Festival (Virtual from Israel— December 8-11, 2020)

Are You Ready for Management?

Manuel Prestamo and Didier Zerath (Paris), The DZ Factory


The Necessity of Conferences in Confronting Global Crisis

Marcus Fitzgerald (INES Berlin), Jonathan Campbell (Global Toronto)

Dhari Vij (Womex Berlin), Manuel Prestamo (PMI Miami)


APAP: Association of Performing Arts Professionals 2020

Dr. Prestamo is chair of panels presenting


Are You Ready for an Agent?

Craig Hankenson, Producers Inc.; Laurel Canan, Siegel Artist Management

Charles Cutler, Chicago Dance Theater

Saturday, 1/11/2020, New York Hilton, 8:00-9:00 AM


Case Studies in Strategic Cultural Exchange

Saturday, 1/11/2020, New York Hilton, 10:15-11:15 AM, Concourse D





APAP: Association of Performing Arts Professionals 2019

Dr. Prestamo was chair of panels presenting


Are You Ready for an Agent?

Craig Hankenson, Producers Inc.; Laurel Canan, Siegel Artist Management

Derek Evans, Theodore Roosevelt Show

Thursday, 7/25/2019, National Online Webinar, 3:00-4:00 PM


SHOWCASING – What, How, When, Why

Craig Hankenson, Producers Inc.; Crandall Rogers, Four Mortals

Alina Kiryayeva, AMC & PAE Juried Pianist

Friday, 1/4/2019, New York Hilton, 2:15-3:00 PM


Arts Midwest 2018

Dr. Manuel Prestamo was the presenter for the first

Artist Orientation: Representing and Showcasing 101 session at Arts Midwest

Wednesday, 9/5/18, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Room 120, 4:00-5:15 PM


3 Minutes, 2 Risers, 1 Mic  - Pitch Session [One of only 8 selected!]

Bach & Bleach [Click to Read More]

Friday, 9/7/18, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, 2:00–2:30 PM


PAE: Performing Arts Exchange 2018

Dr. Prestamo is Chair of a panel presenting

The Talent Agent’s Role and Showcasing: What, How, When & Why

Jason Farnham, Pianist, Craig Hankenson, Producers Inc., Crandall Rogers, Four Mortals

Tuesday, 10/2/18, Caribe Royale Orlando, Curacao 5, 10:45-11:30 AM


Dr, Prestamo also offered an afternoon of one-on-one consultations

for artists, agents, managers, and presenters.