Beth Woodside (violin) has been a member of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1994. She studied with Josef Gingold and James Buswell at Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree; and with Peter Salaff at the Eastman School of Music, earning a Master of Music degree. While at Indiana University, she gained an especially broad range of knowledge, studying contemporary music with Harvey Sollberger and the New Music Ensemble, and studying Bach and Mozart with the greatly revered baroque violin professor, Stanley Ritchie.
Ms. Woodside is a former member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the New World Symphony and has collaborated with numerous other symphonic and chamber ensembles including Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Mainly Mozart Festival, Cleveland Chamber Collective, and Cleveland Composer’s Guild. She performs as a teaching artist in the Cleveland Public Schools for The Cleveland Orchestra’s Learning Through Music program, and frequently performs on the orchestra’s Musical Rainbow series geared toward preschoolers.
Beth joined the faculty of The Music Settlement in 2014, and serves on the board of Reaching Heights. She lives in Cleveland Heights with her playwright/production manager husband, Tom Frattare, 2 teenagers and 2 cats.
MM, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music
BM, Indiana University School of Music