Memorial Concert Honors Beeler

Published on September 05, 2016

A memorial concert at Eastern Kentucky University will honor the memory of Dr. Alan Beeler, who taught in the University’s School of Music from 1970 to 2007 and passed away earlier this year.

The event, free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts (changed from its original location of Brock Auditorium), and will feature a representative selection of his compositions.

In addition to teaching music theory and composition, Beeler was an accomplished composer. His many compositions include works for solo piano, chorus, chamber ensemble, string orchestra, full orchestra and voice. Many of his compositions were recorded for Parma Records, including Alan Beeler: Quintessence, The Real Beeler, The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler, and Forever Beeler, scheduled for release in early 2017.

He was also a regular member of various woodwind quintets, and has performed with chamber groups on oboe and English horn.

Performers will include Joyce Wolf, Marimba Quartet, Jason Koontz, EKU Symphony Orchestra and University Singers, Kristen Kean, Julie Smith and Christine Carucci, Nathan Stites, Madison Winds and Bernardo Scarambone.