Sharp Nostalgia, for bass clarinet and piano; The Primary Tool is Soup, for soprano, piano and video projections, with texts from "Horizon Note" by Robin Behn; The Star Theatre, for clarinet, piano and video. "The Star Theatre" uses digitally processed historic footage of early 20th-century theatrical performances, as well as photographs of old theaters and stages, within a contemplative work for clarinet, piano and electronic sound.
Her works have been performed by the New York New Music Ensemble, Continuum, Ensemble 21, Earplay, the Motion Ensemble, Opera Vista, saxophonist John Sampen, singers Paul Hillier, Susan Narucki, D'Anna Fortunato, and others. Her compositions have won awards from Copland House, the Orvis Foundation, Colorado New Music Festival, American Women Composers, and Marimolin as well as various arts councils, and have been featured on the Capstone, Americus, innova and Albany record labels. She teaches composition and clarinet at the University of Maine.
On Oct. 24, Beth's music will be performed by the University of Maine Low Brass.