Dr. Jeremy Beck Collection of New Music Recordings

Identifier: MUSIC-045

Collection Overview


Cassette tapes of new music performance from the 1980s and 1990s, collected by Dr. Jeremy Beck in New York City, New Haven, CT, and St. Petersburg, Russia.


  • 1980s-1990s


30 Cassettes (1 box)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains cassette tapes of new music performances from the 1980s-90s. Beck collected teh materials from composers throughout the 80s and 90s while based in NYC and New Haven, and also while travelling in St. Petersburg, Russia. Most of the performances are live. Some of the composers featured on the tapes include Dan Becker, Jennifer Higdon, Scott Lindroth and Thomas Oboe Lee. The information available on each tape is inconsistent: some include performers and performance dates, while others only include the composer and work or works performed.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Jeremy Beck (b. 1960) is an American composer originally from Ohio. His music has been performed internationally and has earned awards, grants, and honors from many ensembles and organizations.

Beck earned a B.S. in Composition from the Mannes College of Music (1984), a M.A. from Duke University (1989), and a second Masters and D.M.A. from Yale School of Music (1992, 1995). He studied with numerous distinguished composers including David Loeb, Thomas Oboe Lee, and Jacob Druckman. After teaching at various universities throughout the late 90s, Beck decided to persue a J.D. degree, and now is a practicing attourny in Kentucky. He focuses on entertainment law, emphasising on copyright, trademark, and contracts.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Audio recordings must first be digitized before they can be viewed. Please contact MLBSSA for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials



Tapes are arranged alphabetically by composer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jeremy Beck in 2019.


Guide to the Dr. Jeremy Beck Collection of New Music Recordings
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