Beverly BeheimBeverly Beheim

Director of Anchorage Fine Arts Society

Music educator and performer, Beverly Beheim has been active in the Anchorage music scene for over thirty years. As a long time member of the Anchorage Symphony and a founding concertmaster of the Anchorage Civic Orchestra, she observed a need to honor the arts community of Anchorage. In 2009, she founded the Anchorage Fine Arts Society, a nonprofit organization aiming to encourage interested community members to actively seek participation in the arts with the final goal of preserving it. Beverly’s violin teachers include Robert Quick,concertmaster of the NBC Radio Hour, Leonard Posner, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Paul Rosenthal, founder of the Sitka Music Festival. She studied pedagogy under Phyllis Young, director of the String Project at the University of Texas and John Kendall, a cofounder of the Suzuki Method in the United States. She holds a degree in Education from Alaska Pacific University and taught at the Anchorage Community College/University of Alaska for twelve years. As a private violin teacher, Beverly had the pleasure of teaching many talented students. Several have gone on to pursue their careers in music.