Thomas Beck

He studied piano, organ and composition at Oslo’s conservatory and graduated in 1926, where he was already conducting the University Students’ Choir. In 1930 he took the chance to lead the recently founded Academic Choir (“akademisk korforening”). In between he had studied in Leipzig (1929). Additionally, he worked as an organist and editor for the journal Tonekunst (1928-34), was co-editor of the journal Sangerliv (which in 1942 became Norsk Musikkliv), served as secretary in the Philharmonic Society (1932-40), board member of the Norwegian Composers’ Association (1938-46) and vice-chairman of the Copyright Association Tono.

 in Horten
 in Oslo