Beth Woodside
Second Violins


Beth Woodside

Beth Woodside joined The Cleveland Orchestra in 1994. She studied with Josef Gingold (Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster, 1947–1960) 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 revered baroque violin professor, Stanley Ritchie.

She is a former member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the New World Symphony and has collaborated with many other symphonic and chamber ensembles, including the Cleveland Chamber Collective, Cleveland Composer’s Guild, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and the Mainly Mozart Festival.

Ms. Woodside teaches violin at The Music Settlement in University Circle, and acts as coach and coordinator for the Roxboro Middle School spelling program. For many years she also served on the board of Reaching Heights, an organization that supports Cleveland Heights - University Heights public schools. She enjoys playing chamber music with colleagues on recitals around NE Ohio.