Betsy Bevan lives a highly creative life, composing, performing, painting with a passion, writing and facilitating young people in the joy of music making. She's an award winning composer, self-taught artist and teaches world music at the Montessori School in Greensboro. She has a private music studio in which she teaches piano and composition and an art studio where she works as an illustrator on various collaborative projects. She has composed and produced 3 music albums and is working on a 4th, has written a book and several children's poem stories. She grew up in New England, lived in upstate New York for several years where she earned an advanced degree in composition and now lives in Greensboro, NC where she teaches, paints and composes most every day.

Art Exhibits

The Artery Gallery solo show, Greensboro, NC 2012
NC Arts and Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, NC 2008, 2010
North Carolina Woman's Annual Juries Show, Chapel Hill, NC 2003, 2004
2 Arts Chicks Gallery Juried Show, Honorable mention, Greensboro, NC 2003 Marshall Gallery shared show 2003
Chamber of Commerce solo show, Winston Salem, NC 2004
The Savory Restaurant solo show, Takoma Park, MD 2004


Montessori school of Greensboro world music current
Private lessons piano, African drum, composition 2000 - current
Canterbury school full time music 2000-2006 process art painting summer camp Pittsford school, NY full time music 1988-1998
Music for People organization chairman 1995-1999 music improvisation Carrboro Arts Center process art painting summers


self-taught artist since 1995
certification in music improvisation 1994 Music for People, CT
certification, music education K-12 1998 Nazareth College, NY
master of music in composition 1981 Eastman School of Music, NY
bachelor of music 1978 Shenandoah Conservatory, VA

Awards & Projects

The Last Fiddler illustration St.Louis symphony children's music concert
Children's drum book illustration Mary Knysh-music for people
CD cover art illustration various musicians
Rumi poetry concerts composing/performing in a quartet
Honorable mention writing Carolina's Woman's magazine
Honorable mention painting Greensboro Juried Show
commission composition Greensboro Youth Choir
first place composition Vermont State, Virginia College
recognition composition Eastman School of Music