Elected: 2016
Discipline: History, Theory and Practice of the Creative and Performing Arts
Dr Sarah Frances Beamish OBE, FRSE


Dr Sally Beamish is an internationally renowned composer of concert and stage music. She moved to Scotland in 1990 after spending 10 years in London as a viola player in chamber ensembles. Since then she has received a steady stream of commissions, with the most recent being a 2017 Northern Ballet production of The Little Mermaid which features her orchestral score. From 1998 to 2002, Sally was composer in residence with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.