- Instrument Second Violin
Bethany Washington is a member of the second violin section with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. She also performs in the first violin section of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and with the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra. Formerly, Bethany was a member of the Macon Symphony Orchestra in Georgia.
Bethany is working towards her Masters in Violin Performance at the University of Northern Iowa. In 2018, she graduated summa cum laude from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. She currently studies with Steve Koh; past teachers include Ross Winter, Amy Schwartz-Moretti, David Kim, David Halen, Robert McDuffie, and Samantha George. Bethany began playing the violin at the age of four through the Suzuki method. She has completed Suzuki Units 1-4 of teacher training and currently teaches at the UNI Suzuki School. Bethany looks forward to growing her teaching and performing career and becoming more involved in Iowa. She lives near Cedar Falls, IA with her husband.