Michael Beckerman holds the Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair and is Collegiate Professor of Music at New York University. He has written articles on such subjects as film scoring, music of the Roma, Mozart, Brahms, exiled composers and music in the camps as well as many studies and several books on Czech Musical topics.
He has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and a regular guest on radio and television in the United States, Europe and Japan. Dr. Beckerman lectures nationally and internationally and has organised many concerts and symposia. He was awarded the Janáček Medal by the Czech Ministry of Culture, has received the Dvořák Medal and is also a Laureate of the Czech Music Council; he has twice received the Deems Taylor Award.