Music is a basic aspect of being human and I feel we all have a need to express ourselves musically in some way. That doesn't mean that everyone has to stand up on a stage and sing, but music speaks to and through all of us.
Our Artistic Director / Conductor - Beth Withey
A native Arkansawyer who grew up in Fayetteville, Beth Withey attended Stephen F. Austin State University and Arizona State University and has served in faculty positions in colleges and universities in Texas, Arizona and New York. Beth also worked in arts management at Carnegie Hall, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Opera, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Included in her work as choral conductor and soloist, are performances with Austin Heights Church of Nacogdoches, Texas, Arizona State University, The New Jersey Choral Society, and with the late Alec Wyton during his tenure at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Roles in Opera and Operetta include: Buttercup, H.M.S. Pinafore; Suzuki, Madama Butterfly; The Mother, Amahl and the Night Visitors; and as La Voix in Les Contes d'Hoffmann. Her publications include, "Space Opera: Leit Motif in Star Trek the Original Series," published through Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Spain, 1998 and "TV Gets Jazzed: the Evolution of Action TV Theme Music"; Action TV, Routledge, 2001.
Most recently, Beth has maintained a private piano and vocal studio in Dallas, Texas where her students' accomplishments include: winner, first chair Texas All-State Choir Competition, placements in Booker T. Washington School of the Performing Arts in the areas of Theater, Piano, and Voice, and second place winner in the 2011 Disney Channel Auditions.
Beth is thrilled to have this new opportunity to work with an ensemble of such fine voices, outstanding talent, tradition, and dedication.