Robert Beaser

Robert Beaser

1954 -

Robert Beaser's songs include the tongue-in-cheek cycle Seven Deadly Sins and a set of Emily Dickinson songs. His music is in a romantic, "New Tonalist" style but never without a well-conceived formal structure and a touch of irony.

Photo: Robert Beaser, Milken Archive of Jewish Music


Born in Boston, Robert Beaser was trained as a percussionist before he became a serious composer. He studied at Yale, as well as Tanglewood and the American Academy in Rome.

Beaser has won many awards, including the Fulbright and Guggenheim foundation fellowships as well as the Prix de Rome (in 1977). He has taught at the Juilliard School and directed several new music ensembles, including Contemporary Elements. He has served as composer-in-residence for the American Composer Orchestra.

--Christie Finn

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