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Beth Graham began playing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 1997. She has also played frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra and accompanied them on their 2005 Tour of Asia. Other orchestral experience includes the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, and Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Born in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Ms. Graham grew up in upstate New York and New Jersey. She earned a diploma from Juilliard Pre-College, a Bachelors of Music degree from Northwestern University as well as a Masters of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory. Her teachers include Peter Landgren, Dale Clevenger, Gail Williams, Frøydis Ree Wekre and Arnold Jacobs. She has won several competitions, including the horn divisions of the Summit Brass International Solo Competition and the Seventeen Magazine National Concerto Competition, where she was also the winner of the American Music Prize.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Graham has performed in recital with the Gretna Winds on the Music at Gretna chamber series, and regularly appears in the Second Presbyterian Church Music by Candlelight Series. She is a member of the Mir Brass, who recently became Artists in Residence at Bolton Hill’s Brown Memorial Church, and performs there in recital as part of the Tiffany Series. The Mir Brass is currently recording the Shostakovich String Quartets as arranged for brass quintet.
Ms. Graham enjoys teaching, and maintains an active private studio. In the odd moments when not holding a horn, she enjoys traveling, yoga, chess, running, and hiking.