Jacob Beranek is a Wisconsin-born, New York-based composer of classical music rooted in melody. 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, Band of the Castle Guards & Czech Police, Blair Brass Quintet and Blair String Quartet, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Euterpe Quintet, The Gesualdo Six, Oxford University, and the Wisconsin Philharmonic.
He is a student of John Corigliano at The Juilliard School.