Dr. Beth Mehocic is currently the Composer-in-Residence, Music Director, and Full-Professor for the Dance Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has written over 100 works for orchestra, concert band, chamber music, dance ensembles, theatre, and film. Her works have been performed throughout the United States, Japan, China, Korea, and Europe, and she has produced works in several Las Vegas Hotels including The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, and the Las Vegas Hilton. Several of her works have been recorded for PARMA Recordings.

From 2000-18, several of her music compositions written for choreography have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland, the Adelaide Fringe Festival in Adelaide Australia, and for joint concerts between UNLV and the Korea National Sport University in Seoul Korea. Her video dance poem Perpetual Motion with original music for vibraphone quartet, was also performed in Seoul Korea and the video is in the Jerome Robbins Dance Library of the NYC Library at Lincoln Center. Shadows, a dance poem with her original music, and her video dance poem, Hands, were presented at the 2005 International Taishan Congress of Cultures and the 19th World Congress of Poets in Tai’an City, Shandong Province, China, for which she was awarded a “Gold Medal in Innovation” for digital poetry, dance, and music by the People’s Republic of China.

As a multimedia performing artist, her music, poetry, visual art and dance were presented in her one-woman exhibit entitled Poetic Visions which was on tour in the Clark County Library Galleries in Las Vegas.

She has received several grants from The Nevada State Council on the Arts as well as receiving a grant for her participation in the China Conference. Her other grants include awards from New Music Across America, the Southwest Gas Corp., The Western States Arts Foundation, and Meet-the-Composer as well as awards in music composition from ASCAP.

Her article “Learning to Dance with Live Music” was published by Dance Teacher Now and her article “Chamber Music in Las Vegas” was featured in the directory edition of Chamber Music America.

She was proclaimed “Distinguished Composer” of the City of Las Vegas by Former Mayor Jan Laverty Jones and received commissions from New Music Across America, the Sierra Woodwind Quintet, and the University of Utah for the score to a documentary film that commemorated 50 years of dance history at that university. She has also received commissions from Artists Embassy International and the Natica Angilly Poetic Dance Theater.

She was awarded the First Performing Artist’s Fellowship in Music Composition from the State of Nevada and became a founding member for the International Guild of Musicians in Dance, the first guild in western history devoted to the advancement of concert dance music and musical education of dancers. She was also the founding editor for the Guild’s Journal for three years.

Albums

Polarities Vol. 2

Release Date: June 25, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6353
21st Century
Orchestral
Accordion
Orchestra
String Orchestra
From yin and yang to public debate, much in the world revolves around opposing forces. POLARITIES VOL. 2, an album of new presentations in classical music, documents the intricacies of these forces, expressing the emotions, sensations, and scenes associated with the extreme ends of conversation and change.
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Quadrants Vol 3

Release Date: July 12, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6239
21st Century
Chamber
String Quartet
The works of the eight composers on QUADRANTS 3 display both the broad scope of styles and energies that the string quartet can produce, while also highlighting the individual talents of each artist. The resident ensemble for QUADRANTS 3, Altius Quartet, who take their name from the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger), handles each piece with skill and flair.
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Prisma Vol. 2

Release Date: May 24, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6232
21st Century
Orchestral
Flute
Guitar
Orchestra
Navona Records proudly presents PRISMA VOL. 2, an epic journey into the world of the large ensemble with five of today’s top contemporary composers. This collection demonstrates the diversity of the orchestral and concerto composition, both in instrumentation and emotion.
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Beneath the Tide

Release Date: March 8, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6216
21st Century
Concertos
Orchestral
Clarinet
Guitar
String Orchestra
PARMA Recordings, together with the esteemed Croatian Chamber Orchestra, is proud to release BENEATH THE TIDE, a reflection on human emotion and experience through a collection of five concertos. As the title suggests, BENEATH THE TIDE looks under the surface, examining underlying human realities that rise to the surface with the arrival of life’s changes.
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Moto Bello

Release Date: May 11, 2018
Catalog Number: NV6156
21st Century
Chamber
Piano Trio
Navona Records and the acclaimed ensemble Trio Casals proudly present MOTO BELLO, the next chapter in the moving series that brought 2015’s MOTO CONTINUO and MOTO PERPETUO in 2013. Living up to its name, MOTO BELLO, or “beautiful motion,” is a collection celebrating the synergy of Trio Casals and the vibrant works of ten contemporary composers including Diane Jones, Beth Mehocic, David N. Stewart, Sidney Bailin, L Peter Deutsch, Giovanni Piacentini, Adrienne Albert, Clive Muncaster, Joanne D. Carey, and Bruce Babcock.
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