Betsy Turner Sprague, Concertmaster
Betsy Turner Sprague
FLSO Concertmaster, Betsy Turner Sprague
began studying Suzuki violin at the age of 5 in her
hometown of Penfield, NY.
is a graduate with certification from the Penfield Suzuki program and the Eastman School of Preparatory Studies
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music and a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport.
has performed with many orchestras, some of which include The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, The Binghamton Symphony and Pops Orchestras, The Elmira Symphony, The Skaneateles Festival Chamber Orchestra, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and The Buffalo Philharmonic and Pops Orchestras.
In addition to the Finger Lakes Symphony, she frequently performs with The Syracuse Symphony, The Rochester Oratorio Society, and is an active freelance violinist in the Rochester and surrounding areas.
love of performing, Betsy very much enjoys teaching her
private violin students and directing the String and Chamber Music program at the Harley School
in Rochester, NY.
also taught and coached strings part-time in the Penfield School District
for 7 years.
resides in Penfield, NY with her husband John and their two very busy children, Jaimie and John .