Hear Jeremy Beck’s In Flight Until Mysterious Night on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6! More info here.
Jeremy Beck’s most recent opera, Review, with a libretto by Patricia Marx, was one of three finalists in the 2010 National Opera Association’s New Chamber Opera Competition. It is scheduled for production in October, 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, at the College Music Society's annual convention. Review was previously included in the 2009 OPERA America and Houston Grand Opera New Works Sampler. Following that successful showcase, Review was then produced by the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston and later was given its New York premiere by the Center for Contemporary Opera. Review also has been produced at Bucknell College, James Madison University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Oklahoma State University-Stillwater (with orchestra).
Beck's previous opera, The Biddle Boys and Mrs. Soffel, was named by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as one of the top ten "Best Classical" events in Pittsburgh for the year 2001, while the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review hailed the work at its premiere as "superb ... more successful compositionally ... than many new works seen at major opera houses." Another of his operas, The Highway, was presented by New York City Opera as a part of that company's VOX series in May of 2000; at the premiere of this opera at Yale, the New Haven Register declared that Beck's "handling of dramatic relationships and superimposed time was masterful."
Beck’s music has been performed internationally and has earned awards, grants and honors from the arts councils of Iowa, California and Kentucky, Millay Colony for the Arts, Meet the Composer, Wellesley Composers Conference, Oregon Bach Festival, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Composers Forum, Kentucky Foundation for Women and the American Music Center. Beck holds degrees in composition from the Yale School of Music (DMA, MMA), Duke University (MA) and the Mannes College of Music (BS), where his teachers have included Jacob Druckman, Lukas Foss, Martin Bresnick, Stephen Jaffe and David Loeb. He has also participated in masterclasses with William Bolcom, John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, Arvo Part, George Perle and Olly Wilson.
Beck currently resides with his wife and son in Louisville, Kentucky, where he is a licensed attorney.