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Basically Beethoven Production & Administration

All  aspects of production and administration for Basically Beethoven/FACP

concerts and music residencies are run by a skeleton team of two

with an all-volunteer board of directors. 

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MORGAN VAUGHAN

Producing Executive Director

Morgan Vaughan M.F.A. Acting, The Shakespeare Theater Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University (STA); Certificate, Acting Shakespeare - auditioned 8-week course at RADA, London, U.K.; M.A. Journalism, The University of Montana; B.A. Women's Studies and French. Unions: Actors' Equity Association (AEA); SAG-AFTRA.

Morgan a professional actress, singer, stage manager, arts administrator, and producer with more than 25 years of professional non-profit experience onstage and behind-the-scenes. For five years, she was Executive Director of a state-of-the-art local TV station with a $1M budget, and co-founded her own classical theater company and academy with her husband on Long Island, adapting and producing several Equity Shakespeare productions, including Hamlet, which she also directed, at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. Favorite roles include Margie in Good People, Brooke in Other Desert Cities with Hampton Theatre Company, Lady Macbeth with Round Table Theatre in New York, and Side by Side by Sondheim with the Attic Theater in Los Angeles. She is an officially sanctioned “Patsy Cline” and performed as Patsy on tours and resident productions of Always, Patsy Cline and A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline. She was the voice for the Wii UDRAW tutorial.

 

Morgan is the granddaughter of American Art Song Composer John Duke ("Loveliest of Trees", "i carry your heart"), and manages his catalog of 265 arts songs in collaboration with Smith College. She has been deeply involved in Arts Education, either as a theater or musical theater teaching artist, or as an art administrator for more than 15 years, and has worked and taught at professional theaters across the U.S. She is a staunch believer that quality arts education is necessary to create empathetic citizens, and that learning the classics (music, theater, or fine art) is the bedrock of most great contemporary art and artists. A native New Yorker, Morgan moved to her husband’s hometown of Dallas in 2021. She is learning to speak Welsh.

Jeff Tullis, Production + Education Manager, Basically Beethoven

JEFF TULLIS

 

Production & Education Manager

Jeff Tullis is a musician, teacher, and arts manager based in Dallas who is equally at home on-stage and backstage. Jeff specializes in booking solo or ensembles, in any genre, for private events and for public concerts.

 

As production manager for 501(c)(3) non-profit Fine Arts Chamber Players (now Basically Beethoven), Jeff produces free chamber music concerts around Dallas featuring other local musicians. A member of the International Society of Bassists and the American Federation of Musicians (Local 72-147), Jeff is an in-demand musician across genres. Jeff regularly records, performs, and tours with singer-songwriter Bomethius (Chicago). Jeff is also principal bass of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, a Dallas area wind ensemble. Jeff is a Richardson ISD private lesson teacher at J. J. Pearce High School and Parkhill Junior High.

 

Jeff's arrangements and transcriptions have been commissioned by the 4 Strings Attached string quartet, SMU Symphony Orchestra, musicians from the Dallas Opera Orchestra and Dallas Symphony, Flamenco Fever ensemble, and the Jamal Mohamed World Music Ensemble. As a bassist and guitarist, Jeff has performed across Texas, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Denton, Paris, Plano, and San Angelo, as well as internationally in France, Italy, Switzerland, and England. Jeff received a B.M. in music performance from SMU, where he minored in arts management and entrepreneurship.

Morgan Vaughan
Jeff Tullis

CONTACT US

3630 Harry Hines Blvd #302

Dallas, TX 75219

214.520.2219

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