Instructor of Violin, Interlochen Arts Camp
Founder, Artistic Director, and Conductor, Santa Barbara Strings; Concertmaster, Santa Maria Philharmonic; violinist, Radian String Quartet
Violinist Mary Beth Woodruff is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New England Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie Mellon. She has served on the faculty of the Biola University Conservatory of Music, Songfest International at the Colburn School, the Westmont Academy for Young Artists, and is currently the Artistic Director and conductor of Santa Barbara Strings—a tiered string orchestra and chamber music program. She has been a member of Boston-based Bach Cantata Program, Emmanuel Music, under Craig Smith and John Harbison with whom the ensemble was nominated for a Grammy Award for recordings made therein. Former festival experience has included: Kneisel Hall, the International Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Mostly Mozart Festival. She is currently the concertmaster of the Santa Maria Philharmonic in Central California, the 'Wagner in Vermont’ Festival Orchestra, and a member of the Radian String Quartet. Her principal teachers have included Ronald Copes, Julia Bushkova, James Buswell, and John Harbison. She plays on a Guidantus Florenus made in Bologna, Italy in 1727.