Michael Beckerman has written on such subjects as film scoring, music of the Roma (Gypsies), Mozart, Brahms, exiled composers, as well as many studies and several books on Czech topics including Dvořák and His World (Princeton University Press, 1993), Janáček as Theorist (Pendragon Press, 1994), and New Worlds of Dvořák (W.W. Norton, 2003). He was awarded the Janáček Medal by the Czech Ministry of Culture, is a recipient of the Dvořák Medal, and is a laureate of the Czech Music Council. He has been recognised by the Czech Parliament for his research and has twice received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his work on Dvořák. His compositions include the ballet Asolando Suite, incidental music to The Tempest and the Dark Woods Variations. He is currently Carroll and Milton Petrie professor of music at New York University and distinguished professor of history at Lancaster University.