MaryBeth Glasgow Schotting
String Division, violin
MaryBeth Schotting currently teaches violin in the String Preparatory Division and Music Extension Division at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. She has been teaching music minors and non-major college students since 1998 and was Director of the String Preparatory Division for sixteen years, a program she was asked to create and develop, which included the inception of the CMU Young Artists Orchestra. Ms. Schotting also founded and is Director of the Summer String Workshop, a one week summer program for strings where students participate in chamber music, orchestra, chorus and elective classes. Many of Ms. Schotting’s students receive recognition and have held principal positions in the youth symphonies of Pittsburgh, including the Carnegie Mellon Young Artists Orchestra, Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestras, and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, as well as the PMEA honors orchestras at the local, regional and national levels. Her students have also placed in competitions including the Duquesne Young Artist’s Competition, Westmoreland Young Artist’s Competition, and the Lois Streator/ Louis Smith Young Artist’s Competition.
Ms. Schotting also has extensive orchestral experience. She is a tenured member of the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestras and current Concertmaster of the Civic Light Opera. She has performed with a multitude of orchestras in the area, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Wheeling Symphony, Westmoreland Symphony, and with the Music on the Edge series for the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Schotting has performed at music festivals around the world including the Sunflower Music Festival, Breckenridge Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival USA and Italy, and at music festivals in Austria and France.
Ms. Schotting has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Yale University, and a Performance Residency Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied with renowned violin teachers, including Alan Bodman, Linda Cerone, Stephen Majeske, Syoko Aki, and Andres Cardenes. She has played solo and chamber music recitals in New York City, South Carolina with Chamber Music Hilton Head, for the Tuesday Musical Club in Akron, Ohio and in Pittsburgh for the Steinway Society. She has received awards for her chamber musicianship from the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France, as well as performing for former President Clinton. Ms. Schotting has won numerous violin competitions, including the Tuesday Musical Club in Akron, Ohio, and has soloed with local orchestras including the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra and Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.