Beth Welty is lead teaching artist for Upbeat New Hampshire and has been with the program for six years. She can be found teaching semi-private lessons in the elementary school program and conducting the “Vivaldi string ensemble” for Upbeat.
Beth received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in violin performance from Indiana University, where she was a student of Yuval Yaron. She has performed with numerous groups in the Boston area, including the Boston Classical Orchestra, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra. She has performed abroad with various organizations, touring Italy with the Chorus of Westerly and South Africa with the London Chamber Players. She toured Spain twice as concertmaster of the Massachusetts Symphony. In 2014, she traveled to Switzerland to perform a solo recital, and in 2015 did a five concert tour of England with the Aryaloka String Quartet.
Beth is the assistant principal second violinist with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra, and serves as concertmaster of both the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and the Waltham Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Beth is a founding member of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble. In 1991 she made her Lincoln Center debut with the Boston Quartet, of which she was also a founding member. She maintains a private teaching studio in her home in Waltham.