MICHAEL BEERT, Principal cello
Back Story: Mike
has performed with the RSO
since 1974 and assumed principal cello this season.
He began his musical studies at age 11 and was a member of the Rockford Area Youth Symphony (now Rockford Symphony Youth Orchestra) in high school.
He is also Dean of Arts and Humanities at Rock Valley College.
What was your funniest concert experience: My husband (Mike Beert, RSO principal cello) kissed me after I played a solo with an orchestra.
People as the time didn't know we were married and they thought he
was being fresh!
We have three children, Katherine, Margaret, and Michael
Katherine is our musician and is becoming a fine young French Horn player.
Margaret is following my interest in computers and technology, and Michael
has just started playing trumpet.