Elizabeth Vandervennet


Beth found her way to music school for a stimulating and well-rounded education at University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Kent State University. All that action in the Midwest drove her westward to explore the music and arts scene in the San Francisco Bay area. Beth has called Oakland home for over 25 years, while bathing herself in a wonderful variety of music making: from Orchestral masterpieces to Squid Inc. Strings mashups, from original Pagan Lounge sounds of Rosin Coven, haunting soundscapes of Fertile Void to traditional chamber music of the grand masters.

In addition to working privately with a robust group of dedicated children and adults, Beth is also a committed teaching artist. She was the program manager for Oakland Symphony’s MUSE program for 12 years and is currently the Associate Artistic Director of The Crowden Music Center in Berkeley.  Beth is a creative arts advocate for music making our lives a richer place to be.

A portrait of Elizabeth Vandervennet and her instrument