Joseph V. Melillo will step down from his position as executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 2018 after 34 years at the New York venue. A search is currently underway for his successor.
As executive producer since 1999, Melillo has overseen BAM’s programming in theatre, dance, music, visual art, and multi-disciplinary arts. Prior to 1999, he served as BAM’s producing director. He joined the institution in 1983 as founding director of the Next Wave Festival, BAM’s signature annual contemporary arts showcase.
Melillo said in a statement, “My journey at BAM has been a remarkable one. I was privileged to work with some of the world’s most accomplished and inspiring artists and to nurture and support their careers. I experienced the astounding evolution of BAM and a renaissance of the borough of Brooklyn. Most rewarding was the opportunity to share a wide variety of global artistic innovation with our audiences over the course of many years. It has been a great honor to work with my professional and artistic colleagues in the execution of BAM’s mission.”
BAM President Katy Clark added, “Joe Melillo is not only a renowned and respected curator in our field, but his passion for the artists and their work is inspiring to all. He conveys a great generosity of spirit and warmth for his colleagues as well, and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him at BAM as I now embark on a search for his successor.”
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For information about the search for Melillo’s successor, visit BAM.org/Careers.