Alum Beth Custer Writes Score for 'The Manhattan Front'

Monday, January 29, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Custer’s father was a lawyer who would come home at night and unwind by playing Rachmaninoff on the piano. He gave his daughter her first lessons when she was 3 years old. She started formal lessons at 5 and, at 9, first learned the clarinet, the instrument she would eventually employ for her bachelor’s degree in music studies at State University of New York, Potsdam, and her master’s at San Francisco State University.