Beth Johnson joined the San Antonio Symphony in 1994 and was a soloist with the orchestra in the1997-98 season. A student of Naoka Tanaka and in quartet classes with the Tokyo and LaSalle Quartets, she received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College/Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Beth is on the music faculty at St. Philip’s College and Northeast Lakeview College and has a home teaching studio. Locally she has performed with the San Antonio Opera, Musical Offerings, Olmos Ensemble, Cactus Pear Music Festival, and the Viva Tango Orchestra.
Beth served as associate concertmaster of the Dayton Philharmonic and in the winter and spring of 2003 as concertmaster for the U.S. tour of “Phantom of the Opera.” A fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival where she was a member of the Aspen Chamber Symphony for several summers, she also participated in the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival, the Lancaster Festival in Ohio, and the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria.
Before joining the San Antonio Symphony, Beth was a substitute player with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Columbus Symphony.