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Beth Morrison

President & Creative Producer

Recipient of the Musical America Award for Best Artist of the Year as Agent of Change and noted as a “contemporary opera mastermind” (LA Times) and “a powerhouse leading the industry to new heights” (WQXR), Beth Morrison is an opera-theatre producer and the President and Creative Producer of Beth Morrison Projects.

Beth created Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) in 2006 to identify and support the work of emerging and established living composers. BMP is celebrated as an industry disruptor and tastemaker at the forefront of musical and theatrical innovation by commissioning, developing, producing and touring the groundbreaking new works of these living composers and their collaborators, which take the form of opera-theatre, music-theatre, and vocal-theatre.

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Jecca Barry

Executive Director

Jecca joined Beth Morrison Projects as General Manager in February 2013 and has served as Executive Director since 2017.

In addition, she was recently named a Co-director of PROTOTYPE: Opera | Theatre | Now. Jecca began her career as a performer of avant-garde flute music, before transitioning into finance and arts administration. Prior to joining BMP, she was a Business Manager at Spielman Koenigsberg & Parker where she handled the daily financial needs of high net worth clients, and Financial Administrator for the women’s rights non-profits Huairou Commission/ GROOTS International. Jecca worked with several arts organizations while living in Paris, France (2002-03, 2006-08), including touring multidisciplinary performance works to London, Amsterdam, and New York.

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Board Leadership

  • Nancy Sanders
    Board Chair
  • Lynn J. Loacker
    Immediate Past Chair
  • Beth Morrison
    President
  • Dr. Michael Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.
    Vice-chair
  • Richard Ellingsen
    Vice-chair
  • Susan Bienkowski
    Treasurer
  • Charlotte Isaacs
    Secretary
  • Miles Benickes
  • Ralph Dandrea
  • Pamela Drexel
  • Nicholas Firth
  • Judy Brick Freedman
  • David Gindler
  • Marian A. Godfrey
  • Frederick Peters
  • Sandy Pressman

 

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Linda Brumbach
  • Renée Fleming
  • Nathan Gunn
  • David Howse
  • Colleen Jennings-Rogensack
  • Joseph V. Melillo

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Staff

Julie Maykowski

Director of Development

Julie Maykowski has worked in the opera industry as a stage manager, singer, and a stage director before moving into administration.

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Brian Freeland

Director of Production

Brian joined BMP in the summer of 2019. Prior to Beth Morrison Projects, he ran a number of independent theatre venues in New York and Denver, Colorado and served as designer, director and production manager of national and international performance works. Brian brings his background as a producer, director, writer, sound designer, and media artist, to the BMP production world.

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Liz Uchtman

General Manager

Liz is thrilled to be joining the Beth Morrison Projects team as the General Manager. Prior to joining BMP, Liz was the General Manager at Ensemble Studio Theatre, supporting the development of provocative and authentic new plays.

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Robert Phillip Smith

Associate Producer

Robert joined Beth Morrison Projects as an Associate Producer in September 2019. Prior to joining BMP, Robert was a producer and administrator at Manhattan School of Music, working with their Opera and Musical Theatre programs. His interests lie in the development of new theatrical works with music that both investigate and celebrate the human experience.

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Carlos Diaz Stoop

Associate Producer

Carlos joined BMP as the Associate Producer for New Works in July 2021. Previously he was employed as the Program Associate at The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, a multi-disciplinary grantmaker in the arts, where he supported the Performance program, cross-program functions, and served as the coordinator and founding member of the Center’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.

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Victoria Preis

Marketing Manager

Victoria is a multi-disciplinary artist of Puerto Rican descent based in New York City. Victoria received her B.F.A. in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a recipient of the Rudin and Tisch Academic Excellence Scholarships.

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Shannon Delijani

Development Associate & Social Media Coordinator

Shannon is an Iranian-American mezzo soprano, filmmaker, and producer based in Los Angeles. She is the Artistic Director and founder of Mad Scene, a multi-disciplinary production company based out of LA which focuses on immersive storytelling and innovation.

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Melanie Milton

Prototype festival Producer

A Chicago native, and formerly an Associate Producer with Beth Morrison Projects, Melanie has produced work with BAM, Fringe Arts in Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, National Sawdust, HERE, and Works & Process at the Guggenheim.

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Noah Grannum

Associate Production Manager

Noah is extremely thrilled to be joining the BMP team as their new Associate Production Manager. He is a recent graduate of the illustrious Howard University, where he earned his B.F.A in Theatre Arts Administration.

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Board Portal

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