Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) identifies and supports the work of emerging and established composers and their collaborators through the commission, develop- ment, and production of their work, taking the form of opera-theatre, music-the- atre, and multi-media concert works. Relying on the core values of collaboration, exploration, experimentation, artistry, and excellence, BMP provides a nurturing structure that allows artists to push the boundaries of their art form.
Founded in 2006, BMP rapidly developed a reputation for “envisioning new possibilities and finding ways to facilitate their realization” (New York Times). In 6 years, BMP has commissioned, developed, and produced more than 24 operas and music-theatre pieces that have premiered or been performed in New York, across the country, and around the globe. The Wall Street Journal said, “Ms. Morrison may be immortalized one day as a 21st-century Diaghilev, known for her ability to assemble memorable collaborations among artists.” BMP’s ability to recognize emerging talent, invest in the vision of living composers and their collaborators, and partner with presenters to bring new work to life has allowed it to become vital in the landscape of new music and opera. BMP is supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, Meet the Composer, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, ART NY/ JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Theaters, and The Map Fund, a program of creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
BMP Board Chair
Tim & Carol Cole, Ralph Dandrea, Gregg Gordon
Linda Brumbach, James Bundy, Andrew Hamingson, Ruby Lerner, Joseph V. Melillo