Betsi Hodges, originally from St. Louis, MO, received her Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and her Master’s degree from Michigan State University, both in piano performance. Betsi recently completed a doctorate in accompanying and chamber music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was the recipient of a graduate fellowship and assistantship and was a member of the graduate resident piano trio. While in Greensboro, Betsi was a member of the piano faculty at Guilford College. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Michigan State Philharmonic and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra.
During past summers, Betsi has participated in the Rome Music Festival in Rome, Italy, the International Fine Arts Institute in Moscow, Russia, and a piano quartet residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has been the accompanist for the Eastern Music Festival, the Luigi Silva Centennial Celebration, the Bernard Greenhouse Celebration, and the International Falcone Tuba Competition at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival. She has performed with her husband, cellist Brian Hodges, as the Duo Navona at the Hampden Sydney Chamber Music Festival in Virginia, and at the Banff Centre for the Arts, as well as various recitals throughout the US and Italy. Her teachers have included Andrew Harley, Ralph Votapek, Barry Snyder, Thomas Schumacher, and Jane Allen. Currently, Betsi is an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University and works as an accompanist for Opera Idaho.