Johanna L. Beaver
Violist, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Johanna Beaver began teaching in 1993 while pursuing her Master of Music degree in violin performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Since then, she has served on the faculties of the University of Virginia, University of Mary Washington, Interlochen Arts Camp, Ann Arbor Summer Arts Camp, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, and Stony Brook Pre-college.
Johanna enjoys playing all genres of music but her favorite is chamber music. As a founding member of the Afton String Quartet with Wintergreen violinist Alison Hall, Ms. Beaver has helped to create a series of educational concerts called ASQ Away!, reaching under-resourced schools in South-Central Virginia.
As an orchestral violist, Ms. Beaver performs regularly in the Roanoke and Richmond Symphonies, The Oratorio Society of Virginia, and the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.
Currently, Ms. Beaver is faculty at Mary Baldwin College, Charlottesville Day School, and teaches private lessons from her studio at home in Charlottesville. A frequent guest artist, Ms. Beaver gives master-classes and recitals throughout the eastern U.S.
Ms. Beaver holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in viola performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where her mentors were Mitchell Stern, Katherine Murdock, and the Emerson String Quartet.