Graybert Beacham (Violin and Viola)
Graybert Beacham (Violin and Viola), B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music; Completed coursework, D.M.A. in Music Education, Boston University.
Mr. Beacham also undertook 4 summers of study at Meadowmount School of Music (directed by Ivan Galamian). Graybert Beacham has been an active performer and teacher throughout the United States and internationally. He was the recipient of the Dr. Jerome Gross Prize in Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Major teachers include David Cerone, Bernhard Goldschmidt, and Emanuel Borok. Faculty positions have included: Colby College, Bates College, University of Southern Maine School of Music, University of Maine at Farmington, the Gandhi Ashram School (Kalimpong, India), Music Festival of Arkansas, Bay Chamber Concerts Next Generation Program, Maine ASTA Summer String Conference, New England Suzuki Institute, Southern Maine String Academy, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department. Graybert has studied chamber music with members of both the LaSalle and Guarneri String Quartets. As a violinist, he has been a member of the Mexico City Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic (Principal Second Violin), Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, and Kansas City Philharmonic. He has also served as Acting Concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jaime Laredo, and as Concertmaster and soloist for the Cascade Festival of Music in Oregon. He is currently a substitute violinist/violist with the Portland (Maine) Symphony, and has performed with that orchestra as Concertmaster, Principal Second Violin, Principal Viola, and viola soloist. In January 2011, Mr. Beacham toured China as a violin soloist with The New Sousa Band. Mr. Beacham is a founding member of the Nordica Trio (clarinet, piano, and violin/viola). Recorded performances have been broadcast over public radio stations across the United States and Mexico, and he has recorded for Albany Records.