Jeremy Beck composer

“[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)

Called “an original voice celebrating music” by MusicWeb International, Jeremy Beck’s music has been described by NewMusicBox 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 Louisville Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic 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.


by moonlight
new CD of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music
to be released on innova Records, 27 March

Four Preludes [postponed]
Jessica Litwiniec Dorman, piano

Speed Art Museum (Louisville)
5 April (Sun) 1 PM

Floyd County Public Library
New Albany, IN
1 May (Fri) 12 noon

Of summers past, or passing [postponed]
A/Tonal Ensemble
Carrie RavenStem, clarinet
Jessica Litwiniec Dorman, piano
Kentucky Center for the Arts (Louisville)
7 June (Sun) 2 PM

see a performance

Rhapsody for violin and orchestra

This work was premiered in Lviv, Ukraine, 5 November 2016. It received its first American performance 11-13 October 2018 by the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, conductor, with Robert Simonds, violin