John Ness Beck Foundation

john-ness-beckbrfix2opng-medium.pngJohn Ness Beck established the John Ness Beck Foundation in 1987, only a few months before he passed away from cancer. The Foundation was established in memory of Randall Thompson and Joseph Clokey and is tax exempt. It recognizes outstanding achievement in choral composition and arrangement of traditional church music, enhances and furthers the careers, study, education and experience of promising composers and arrangers, and promotes and stimulates the learning of choral composition and traditional church music. The Foundation currently offers annual limited-enrollment workshops aimed at nurturing the careers of aspiring choral composers of all ages, as well as annual awards and scholarships to its workshop.

For more information, visit the Foundation website at