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Saturday, January 13 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Commissioning Without a Model

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This session will feature case studies from several companies that recently enjoyed success commissioning and producing a new opera by working outside the traditional developmental model.

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Ed Harsh

President and CEO, New Music USA
Ed Harsh is President and CEO of New Music USA, which was created by the merger of the American Music Center and Meet The Composer. Ed had previously been President and Vice President of MTC since 2005. His background includes more than twenty years of professional experience in the... Read More →

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Robert Ainsley

Director, Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Washington National Opera
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Jecca Barry

Executive Director, Beth Morrison Projects
Jecca joined Beth Morrison Projects in 2013 as General Manager and currently serves as Executive Director. In addition, in 2017 she was named a Co-Director of the PROTOTYPE Festival. Jecca began her career as a performer of avant-garde flute music, before transitioning into finance... Read More →
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Beth Morrison

President & Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects
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... Read More →
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Sarah Williams

New Works Administrator, Opera Philadelphia
Sarah Williams is a savvy producer and recently named among the top 30 Professionals of the Year by Musical America. She commissions, develops, and explores New Works of the highest artistic aesthetic by presenting innovative programming. Williams identifies extraordinary artists... Read More →

Saturday January 13, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm EST
Marc A. Scorca Hall (The National Opera Center) 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001