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Ms. Nancy Beith
Department Advisor


B. Mus. Syracuse University (1974)
M. Mus. Peabody Institute (1976)


Nancy Beith has been on the music faculty at UMBC since 1980, serving as academic advisor for the department, pianist for both the Camerata and Vocal Arts Ensemble, and coordinator of the class piano program.   She taught for many years in the Preparatory Division of Hood College in Frederick, MD.

As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Beith has worked with many area musicians in recital and chamber performances.  She has adjudicated piano competitions for Maryland State Music Teachers Association and has been pianist for the International Trombone Workshop in Nashville.  Currently she is a pianist for Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown, MD and the Maryland State Boychoir in Baltimore.

Ms. Beith co-founded a series of childrens’ educational music programs, Music for Little Ears, which have been presented in many local elementary schools.  She was contracted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to arrange a piano reduction of the Victor Herbert Cello Concerto for rehearsal purposes in preparation for the American premiere performance with soloist Mihaly Virizlay.

Ms. Beith received degrees from Syracuse University and the Peabody Institute.  She also studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton.
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