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beth
custer

composer

My Story

Beth Custer has created music for theatre, dance, and the concert stage including for The Joe Goode Performance Group, Campo Santo Theatre, Cal Shakes, ROCO Dance, Harupin Ha, Overtone Industries, AXIS Dance Company, Zeitgeist and Left Coast Chamber Ensembles. She has scored many films including those of William Farley, Judith Ehrlich, Brad Coley, Cathy Lee Crane, Lauretta Molitor, Melinda Stone, George Spies, Koohan Paik, and KQED’s 'Independent View' and 'Deep Look' series which won her an Emmy. 

Beth is a member of the ensembles Club Foot Orchestra, Trance Mission, Eighty Mile Beach, The Beth Custer Ensemble, and Clarinet Thing. She also plays in David James's GPS and Russian Telegraph ensembles and with Will Bernard. Her awards include Meet the Composer New Residency, Headlands Arts Center, Montalvo Arts, and Civitella Ranieri artist residencies, and she's six times an SF Arts Commission Individual Artist grantee.