About the Faculty
Barbara Beechey - Viola
Dr. Barbara Beechey is an active performer and educator in Wisconsin, where she is Principal Viola of both the Fox Valley Symphony and the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras. She has been a soloist with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Stevens Bjella - Violin
Professor Steven Bjella has performed throughout the United States, appearing both as soloist and in a variety of chamber ensembles. He has given master classes across the country, and recently completed two books on violin pedagogy. At UW-Stevens Point, he holds the titles of Artist/Teacher of Violin and Professor of Music.
Lawrence Leviton - Cello
Dr. Lawrence Leviton has been active as a clinician and performer throughout the country. He has been a frequent performer on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has appeared with the orchestras of the Aspen Music Festival, the Joffrey Ballet, and serves as co-principal cello in the Chicago Chamber Orchestra. His students have won numerous awards in Wisconsin and nationally.
David Story - Bass
Professor David Story is equally at home in classical and jazz as well as many other genres of music. He performs frequently in orchestral and chamber concerts. Broadway musicals, solo recitals, and at numerous jazz venues.