Kristen Klehr enjoys a multifaceted career path within the music industry as a percussionist. Klehr plays drums for rock-soul recording artist Dana James, orchestral percussion with nearby SoCal symphonies, drum set for musicals in South Bay, world music with various yoga-synergy studios, and explorative new music with arts collaborative “Trespass Project,” an ongoing partnership with dance and visual arts integration.

In her spare time she enjoys working on an evolving marimba/voice project and loves collaborating with other singer-songwriters in the city. She is proudly endorsed by DREAM Cymbals and Gongs.

Klehr was classically trained at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and has studied primarily with Josh Ryan and Joel Smales. 

Additionally she earned a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Florida State University in 2012. Passionate about arts advocacy, helping young non-profits thrive, and innovative concert design, she created her own company, Produced by BEAR, to carry these ambitions further.

Klehr’s interest in arts advocacy and consulting has led to her election into the Emerging Arts Leaders of Los Angeles, Leadership Council 2016-2017, a branch of the nationally acclaimed Americans for the Arts.