OCB’s 2014-2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Click here to join OCB’s Board of Directors; EMAIL your complete resume/vita. Members support the mission and fiscal/programmatic governance, attend at least two performances per year, participate in quarterly meetings and pledge a minimum contribution of $50 a month ($600 per year) which may be funded through grants, personal contributions and employer matched funds. Members advise on: Accounting, Education, Fundraising, Legal, Marketing/PR, Production.
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All best wishes and I hope we can work together soon,
Jay Meetze, OCB Founder & Artistic/Music Director
Jay Meetze, OCB Founder, Artistic and Music Director
According to CNN, “Conductor Jay Meetze has been instrumental in making opera accessible to a wider audience. Meetze attracts a new generation of music lovers.” Maestro Jay Meetze, founder, Artistic & Music Director of Opera Company of Brooklyn, is also the Music Director of Philadelphia’s Atlantic Coast Opera Festival. Mr. Meetze is lauded for his “passionate and undeniably impressive command of performances” and “sympathetic leadership of the forces of the OCB.” (Metropolitan Opera’s Opera News). Opera News named his Grammy-nominated CD “BEST OF THE YEAR” and “CRITIC’S CHOICE,” recorded on Albany Records and features music by and with Thomas Pasatieri, whose many film orchestrations include Finding Nemo, Little Mermaid, Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty. The CD is sung by San Francisco Opera Center’s Director Sheri Greenawald and Manhattan School of Music’s Ashley Putnam. “Magic is wielded in the hands of Meetze.” American Record Guide. Meetze has worked with countless leading singers, instrumentalists, conductors and stage directors from the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Opera, LA Phil, San Francisco Symphony and Opera. “Jay Meetze achieved impressive results. The orchestra followed Mr. Meetze lead quite aptly.” The New York Times. He has conducted performances with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Northern Kentucky Symphony, Flint Symphony Orchestra of Michigan, Rannaana Symphonette (Israel) and New Jersey’s Stony Hill Players and has worked as an assistant conductor for Cincinnati Opera, Opera Theatre of Lucca Italy, Elysian Opera, Regina Opera and Cosmopolitan Symphony Orchestra of New York. An active member of the New York Philharmonic’s Conductors Table, American Symphony Orchestra League and the Conductors Guild he has presented workshops at various regional universities and high schools, as well as serving as an adjudicator for competitions. He has served on the faculty of the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv (Israel) and the Manhattan School of Music’s Summer Music Camp.