Tell us about your audition experiences or your experience winning a job in the VSO.
I took three auditions for the VSO before finally winning a tenure track position. I was appointed to a one year position initially on 3rd horn for the 15-16 season, then a one year position on 4th for the 16-17 season. Finally, I was lucky enough to win the principal audition where I've been honking since the 17-18 season.
Where are you from?
I was born in Dover, Delaware. My early youth was spent in northern parts of New Jersey and briefly in Pennsylvania. The last 3 years of high school we moved to Schenectady, New York.
A special message from Beverly: “On October 31, 2020, I will end my 37 year career with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with such wonderful musicians. Not only are they amazing at music making, but they are very special people and I am incredibly blessed to have them as friends and colleagues forever.
My relationship with the orchestra has been a unique one. I heard them at the age of 9 attending my first young person's concert. At the age of 16, I sat on the last stand of violas to learn how to play in an orchestra. I have enjoyed sitting principal viola since 1994 with the greatest viola section and I will miss them dearly, as I will all the symphony musicians. I am a native of the Hampton Roads area and to be able to work with my hometown orchestra has been even more special to me. I will always be part of the Virginia Symphony family and will give them my love and support as they move forward. I plan on spending more time with my husband and extended family and attending as many VSO concerts as I can. I hope to sub wirh the orchestra on occasion and attend the ladies clothing exchanges of course. As the orchestra moves forward, I will be the biggest and loudest cheerleader!”