Bethany Brooks :: piano (United States)

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Bethany Brooks :: piano (United States)

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About Bethany

Affiliation:

City Church Philadelphia - Director of Musical Worship; Lancaster Symphony Orchestra - principal pianist

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Other Interests:

learning about sociology, history, languages, and philosophy; drawing inspiration from visual arts, dance, landscapes, and cityscapes.

Website:

www.quarrystreethymnal.com

 

Biography:

Bethany Brooks is a freelance pianist and piano teacher in the greater Philadelphia area. She holds the BMus in piano performance from Houghton College, the MMus in piano performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the MMus in collaborative piano and chamber music from Temple University, where she studied with Lambert Orkis. Among other places, Bethany has performed in Philadelphia, New York, Nashville, London, Mexico City, Odessa, and Istanbul. She has served as staff pianist for the Crescendo Summer Institute in eastern Hungary since 2008 and is a faculty member at Csehy Summer School of Music. Bethany’s musical interests vary widely; she became active in the Philadelphia folk and rock music scene in 2006 and draws from this experience in her role as Director of Musical Worship at City Church and in her solo recording project, Quarry Street Hymnal. Bethany volunteered for many years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a child in Philadelphia’s foster care system and currently volunteers as a reading tutor for local elementary school children.