“[This] American composer knows the importance of embracing the past while also going his own way. … [In] Beck’s forceful and expressive sound world … the writing is concise in structure and generous in tonal language, savouring both the dramatic and the poetic.”

Donald Rosenberg (Gramophone, Dec. 2013)

Called “an original voice celebrating music” by MusicWeb International (2009), Jeremy Beck’s music has been described by NewMusicBox (2012) as “rhythmically intricate, and mak[ing] nods to the past while sitting squarely in the present. … Though architecturally rigorous, Beck writes clearly and without pretense[.]”

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Beck’s music has been presented by New York City Opera, American Composers Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra, Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, Center for Contemporary Opera, Peabody Opera, Yale Opera, the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, IonSound Project, Pacific Serenades, and the Nevsky String Quartet, among others.


Star Dance for piano and percussion
New Canaan Library (CT)
Feb 20, 2016 at 1 pm

Prelude and Toccata
Şőlen Dikener, cello
Society of Composers Region III Conference
Huntington, WV
Feb 26, 2016 at 12 pm

Dreamland for cello and guitar – world premiere
Duo Anova
Connecticut Guitar Society
Asylum Hill Congregational Church (Hartford)
Mar 5, 2016 at 8 pm

Black Water (a monodrama) – stage premiere
based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates
Center for Contemporary Opera
Symphony Space, 95th and Broadway (NYC)
April 29, 2016 at 8p

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Requiem and Kyrie (for the fallen)

Composed in 2015, this work for choir and string orchestra received its world premiere on 10 May at SACRARIUM 2015 in Lviv, Ukraine, with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra and Galician Academic Chamber Choir, Ferdinando Nazzaro, conductor.