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In 1983 The Tcherepnin Society offered me my first contracting experience. The job was set to take place at Lincoln Centers Avery Fisher Hall. After the large success of the evening, while driving home, I recall thinking to myself this is what I wanted to do with my life. Secure top-notch performance ensembles to perform at world class venues. I enjoyed seeing a project from its inception to the final curtain call.
Looking back at my 30 plus year career, this is still one of the greatest joys and accomplishments in my professional life. 

As Orchestra Personnel Manager of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from October 2004 to October  2017, I assumed the role of House Contractor for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center www.NJPAC.org 

We produced performances ranging from full blown staged productions of My Fair Lady, The Rat Pack, The King & I, Some Like it Hot, Evita and many more to single engagements with Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters and Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Spike Lee and so many others.
As a Music Coordinator, I worked with Town Square Productions on a production of A Tale of Two Cities (2004) the musicial. By 2007, we opened at the Asolo Repertory Theater www.asolo.org in Sarasota Florida and one year later at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. 

With Town Square Productions I also worked on the Off Broadway production of smash hit
Disenchanted, The Musical

Continuing with music contracting and coordinating, I teamed up with MGP Live on their Legend of ZELDA, Symphony of the Goddessess tour & Distant Worlds, music from Final Fantasy. As the coordinator for North America and Canada, we covered over 60 cities.

I work with Bureau Betak as music coordinator, producing the music, commercial and webcast of the unveiling of uniforms worn at the Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics - A NIKE production.

Other exciting productions include the famous dessert concerts for Michelin Tires in Palm Springs, California followed by the New York Fashion Show with Michael Kors!

With AWR Music I have had the pleasure of working on the Game of Thrones as well as The Hans Zimmer Tours. And now, my latest addition: Video Games Live!

On October 1, 2018 I joined the ranks of my next professional orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony!
Game of Thrones
Video Games Live!
I hired the musicians for this event!
Brand : Nike
Production and design : Alexandre de Betak – Bureau Betak
Sound system design : adi:audible difference Inc.
Venue : Moynihan Station
Orchestra : Jim Neglia

The Michelin Tires Event, Palm Springs, California
Jim & Michael Kors

Jim with
Michael Kors
As a contractor, I have had the pure pleasure for the past 15 years to be contracting, World Strides a company that hosts the nations youth at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center

Since 1999 I have been securing musicians for The Oratorio Singers of Westfield 


The next chapter of my work came in the winter of 2012 when I began writing my book,  Onward and Upward. Author House was the chosen vehicle for getting my manuscript to print. You can purchase your copy by clicking this link: Onward and Upward

After the success of  Onward and Upward, I knew a sequal was in order. Six years later, Center Stage was published.  You can purchase your copy by clicking this link: 
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