Jared Beu (b. August 3, 1993) is a musician from Austin, Texas and is currently pursuing a degree in music composition at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music.

Jared has played piano since he was 6 years old and began composing music at the same age. He also plays saxophone, marching percussion, bassoon and clarinet.

As a composer, Jared has written for solo instruments and chamber ensembles as well as for wind ensemble and orchestra. Jared’s first and second compositions for orchestra, “Toward Sky’s End” (2010) and “Affirmation” (2011), were selected as winning entries in the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s 1st & 2nd Annual Young Composers Contests. Since re-writing it for band in 2012, “Toward Sky’s End” has been performed by collegiate, community and secondary school bands across the United States. In 2013, Jared received his first commission from the Austin Symphony Orchestra to compose the “Butler Pops Fanfare” (2013) which is performed at the opening of every ASO pops concert. His pieces have been performed by groups including the Mid-Texas Symphony in New Braunfels, Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, SUNY Fredonia Wind Symphony, University of Alabama Symphonic Band, Heart of Texas Concert Band in San Antonio, Central Texas Civic Trombone Choir, and at the Wisconsin-Superior Tri-State Honor Band Festival.

Jared has written arrangements, mainly for saxophone ensemble and band. Recently, he created new band arrangements of Luigi Bassi’s “Fantasia da Concerto” (on themes from Verdi’s Rigoletto) and Alamiro Giampieri’s “Il Carnevale di Venezia” for clarinet and piano, both premiered by the McNeil High School Wind Ensemble. Jared’s various arrangements have been sold and performed throughout the United States and internationally.

Besides his work as a musician, Jared enjoys amateur astronomy, frequently using his Orion SkyQuest XT12g telescope. He enjoys playing dancing games on weekends (namely Dance Dance Revolution and Pump it Up), eating sushi, and watching Futurama. Jared is a member of ASCAP.

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