Catherine cut her teeth on this work teaching and creating curriculum for the New York Philharmonic School Partnership Program and the Little Orchestra Society. Since moving from NY to Denver in 1999 Catherine has created innovative community based programming for Friends of Chamber Music, Up Close and Musical, Denver Eclectic Concerts and the Colorado Symphony. Additionally, she has created original marketing content for UCAM, and managed social media, development, and operations for Denver Eclectic Concerts. Catherine has more than 20 years of experience with artistic programming, fundraising, marketing and operations for the Loon Lake Live summer chamber music series in the northern Adirondack mountains of New York, having built and managed that organization from the ground up.
Ms. Beeson recently completed the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management intensive course. She is deeply interested in the positive application of systems and structures in artistic environments to enhance creativity and innovation. She believes the root of sustained success lies in collaborative teamwork whether on the staff or in the orchestra.
In addition to the Colorado Symphony, Catherine has performed with a variety of organizations including Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, New York City Opera National Company, the Handel-Haydn Society of Austin, the Asian Cultural Council (Tokyo and New York), the Lenape Chamber Ensemble (Philadelphia), Santa Fe Pro Musica, Englewood Arts, Denver Eclectic Concerts, two jazz quartets, and a rock band. She especially loves collaborating with composers to bring new pieces of music into the world.
Believe it or not Catherine has spare time! She loves playing board games, reading, cooking, hanging out with her kids, and making cool stuff with found objects.