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Sharing the musical backstory of an inaugural premiere

Sharing the musical backstory of an inaugural premiere

September 30, 2019

Music for film and television is, perhaps more than any other musical genre, about storytelling. And the musical centerpiece at the inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf on October 4 is a work by one of the contemporary masters of musical storytelling, Jeff Beal ’85E.

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An Emmy for your thoughts: behind a big campus music gift by this alumni couple

An Emmy for your thoughts: behind a big campus music gift by this alumni couple

October 7, 2015

University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music recently received a $2 million gift by alumni couple Jeff and Joan Beal to launch the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media.

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Beals give $2M to Eastman for film music study

Beals give $2M to Eastman for film music study

September 2, 2015

[Jeff] Beal and his wife Joan, a singer and ’84 graduate of Eastman, gave the 21st-century art of soundtracks one more big push Tuesday.

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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, April 14th

April 14, 2015

In our second hour, the best television theme song ever might be the score for House of Cards, and the composer is an Eastman grad who is coming back to Rochester. Jeff Beal is responsible for the haunting score that has captivated the binge-watching House of Cards crowd (including the host of Connections).

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A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

A wrong note sets the right mood In ‘House Of Cards’

February 26, 2015

House of Cards returns to Netflix queues around the country on Friday, when every episode of the third season will become available to viewers. Once again, the Emmy-winning series about the Machiavellian machinations of Washington politics will be propelled by a distinctive score. That music is the work of composer Jeff Beal.

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