Jacob Beranek is a Wisconsin-born, New York-based composer of classical music rooted in melody, craft, and rhythmic vitality. His compositions are often infused with his love of historical traditions—musical, religious, or even his Czech heritage.
Beranek served as the inaugural Composer-in-Residence of the Midsummer’s Music Festival (Door County, WI) from 2017–20. His works have been championed by the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Blair Brass Quintet, Blair String Quartet, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Gesualdo Six, Milwaukee Musaik, Oxford University, and Wisconsin Philharmonic, as well as choreographers Sidra Bell (Juilliard New Dances 2022) and Kannen Glanz.
He is a student of John Corigliano at The Juilliard School.