KARINA SCHMITZ

KARINA SCHMITZ

ACRONYM founding member, Karina Schmitz, holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her early music studies began at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, Miho Hashizume and David Breitman. She continued her training in the Apollo’s Fire Apprentice Program in Cleveland while serving as concertmaster of the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra. Based in Boston, Karina is currently principal violist with the Handel and Haydn Society and Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, principal second violinist with Tempesta di Mare in Philadelphia, and assistant-principal violist of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Boston Camerata, Blue Heron, the Oregon Bach Festival, Les Delices, Opera Lafayette, the American Opera Theater in Washington, D.C., the Trinity Consort in Portland, OR, the Rutland Baroque Orchestra in Vermont, the Dryden Ensemble, and the Harvard Baroque Orchestra. Karina has recordings on the Chandos, Olde Focus, Mode, Eclectra, Koch, AVIE, Tzadik and Artemis/Vanguard labels.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.