About Us


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Opera
, is being offered by Arts Ascending, Inc., formed in 2012 with the specific mission to bring the opera to US opera stages before the end of 2015.

As appointed by the board of directors of Arts Ascending, the primary contact is:

Craig Wagner.
 Executive Director. Mr. Wagner brings to Arts Ascending an extensive career in both for-profit and nonprofit leadership.

Mr. Wagner co-founded and was president for over a dozen years of Musicians United to Sustain the Environment (MUSE), a nonprofit that funds eco-projects through recording sales, concerts and radio revenues. MUSE musicians earned 12 grammy awards and nominations. In addition, he has been on the board of a number of educational, music, and technology nonprofits and founded a music company to issue commercial recordings of his own music.

Mr. Wagner has also held a number of executive positions in high-tech marketing and business management, leading organizations in Silicon Valley, Boston and Houston while serving clients across the globe.

Contact Mr. Wagner at 248-705-0046, or aacraigw {at} umich {dot} edu.