From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Jack Beeson (July 15, 1921,Muncie, Indiana – June 6, 2010, New York City) was an American composer. He is known particularly for his operas, the best known of which are Lizzie Borden, Hello Out There! and The Sweet Bye and Bye.
Beeson studied privately with Béla Bartók. His notable students include Charles Wuorinen, John Kander, Phillip Ramey, Alice Shields, Joan Tower, Harvey Sollberger, Michael Rosenzweig, Bright Sheng, and Richard Einhorn.