- M.M., Orchestral Performance, Viola, Manhattan School of Music
- B.M., Viola/Violin Performance, University of Texas
Catherine Beeson teaches applied viola at Regis University. She received her Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance (viola) from the Manhattan School of Music, in 1997, and her Bachelor of Music in both Viola and Violin Performance from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1995.
For the past twenty years Ms. Beeson has perfomed with a variety of organizations including: the Colorado Symphony, the New York City Opera National Company, the Handel-Haydn Society of Austin, the Asian Cultural Council (Tokyo and New York), the Lenape Chamber Ensemble (Philadelphia), the Craftsbury Chamber Players (Vermont), the Santa Fe Pro Musica, two jazz quartets, and a rock band (really).
In addition to performing, Ms. Beeson has taught private lessons, led masterclasses, and coached chamber music for more than 15 years. Dedicated to outreach, she has served as Teaching Artist in New York for the New York Philharmonic and Little Orchestra Society, and in Denver for Up Close and Musical and Friends of Chamber Music. She has also authored curriculum for the New York Philharmonic (web and print) and Friends of Chamber Music.
During the summer Catherine serves as Artistic Director of "Loon Lake Live," a chamber music series in the northern Adirondack Mountains of New York State, where she also pursues some of her other interests: hiking, canoeing, terrible golf playing, making fresh picked berry jams, and slurping down as many Stewart’s Shops chocolate malts as possible.