Samuel Beebe is a composer and guitarist living in Brooklyn. His song cycles The Woods and Rocking Chair Child were both finalists for the 2017 and 2018 American Prizes for Chamber Music. Beebe’s music has been performed by Castle of Our Skins, Boston Choral Ensemble, Sound Icon, WordSong, Texas Flute Society, and Calliope's Call. He scored Kelly Creedon’s short documentary In This World, which received two dozen screenings across the U.S.
Also an active theater artist, Beebe scored, sound designed, and performed electric guitar in collaboration with director Mallory Catlett on a 2018 production of Toshiki Okada’s play Current Location. As a sound designer, he assisted Mikael Karlsson and Levi Lorenzo on the 2017 PROTOTYPE production of The Echo Drift, and was a production intern on Matt Marks’s opera Mata Hari. In addition to these projects, Beebe earned a 2013 nomination for best music/sound design in a fringe play by Independent Reviewers of New England, and a 2014 award for best music/sound design in a fringe play by ArtsImpulse for Bully Dance.
Beebe is currently pursuing his Ph.D in composition at Stony Brook University. He holds a M.M. in Composition from Boston University and a B.S. in Music Technology from Northeastern University. He participated in masterclasses with Gunther Schuller, David T. Little, and Salvatore Sciarrino.
Samuel Beebe is the composer for the winning piece of the 2017-18 Composition Competition for The Rest is Silence.