Beth Morrison Projects is led by Creative Producer Beth Morrison, an opera and theatre producer, singer, and voice teacher with bachelor and master of music degrees and a master of fine arts in theatre management/producing from the Yale School of Drama, as well as many years of experience in the development of new opera and theatre works. She first cultivated her extensive experience in arts administration at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute where she served as administrative director for four years. Beth served a founding tenure as the Producer for the Yale Institute for Music Theatre from 2009-2011, as well as Producer for New York City Opera’s VOX: Contemporary American Opera Lab from 2010-2011. Beth Morrison Projects is the realization of Beth‘s vision, which stems from a deep commitment to nurturing composers and other artists and fostering the development of new opera and other new music-theatre works. Established in 2006, Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established living composers and their multi-media collaborators through the commission, development, production and touring of their works, which take the form of contemporary music-theatre, opera-theatre, and multi-media concert works. BMP has established itself as a composers’ producer and The New York Times said, “The production of new [opera] works in the city still falls mostly to the tireless Beth Morrison and her Beth Morrison Projects…”
Jecca Barry, General Manager
Jecca joined BMP as Genera Manager in February 2013. With a background in both finance and contemporary music performance, BMP feeds both sides of her personality.
Jecca received her Master of Music Degree in Flute Performance from New York University, where she studied with Robert Dick and Keith Underwood. She received her BA(Mus) in Flute Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. During her studies, Jecca focused almost exclusively on the performance of contemporary and avant-garde works.
In 2010, Jecca was a founding member of the Empire State Sinfonia, a professional orchestra based in New York City. Jecca took on many roles within the ensemble, including board member, treasurer, orchestra manager, and performer. The Empire State Sinfonia was privileged to perform at Alice Tully Hall in May 2011 with the New York City Master Chorale.
Prior to joining BMP, Jecca worked as a Business Manager at Spielman, Koenigsberg & Parker, where she handled the day-to-day financial needs of her clients.
Noah Stern Weber
Noah Stern Weber is an advocate for classical and contemporary music in America. In 2011, he began Burning Bayreuth, a concert series devoted to innovative presentation of music. Noah has worked for the Center City Opera Theater, the Luzerne Music Center, The Little Orchestra Society, the Gulf Coast Symphony and École d’Art Americaines de Fontainebleau, among others. He has collaborated with Philippe Entremont, Allain Gaussin, and George Crumb, and his recording of Ying-Chen Kao’s piece 530.623 won the 2005 International Masterworks Competition. Noah has degrees in clarinet and conducting from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Bard College-Conservatory of Music. He joined BMP as an Associate Producer in July 2013.