Beth Wells has been a member of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra cello section for the past 27 seasons. As well, she is a member of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and has held positions in the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the String Quartet Con Brio, and the String Quartet Fantastique.
Since retiring from Poudre School District in 2012 where she taught orchestra in several secondary schools, Beth is now director of the Northern Colorado Cello Choir. She has been the chairperson for the Colorado Chapter of American String Teacher Orchestra Festival, organized the Fort Collins High School Orchestra Festival, and was on the founding committee as well as conductor for the first annual Fort Collins All City High School Honor Orchestra in 2016. As a member of the Colorado Music Adjudication Association, Beth enjoys the opportunity to clinic and adjudicate middle and high orchestra festivals around the state of Colorado. Beth has an active cello studio teaching private lessons to elementary through high school students.
In 2012 she began volunteer work for the Fort Collins Symphony Education Committee where she helps the public schools host guest artists of the FCSO for educational outreach programs. Past volunteer committees include the Fort Collins Symphony Musicians’ Committee and Artistic Committee.
Beth is married to Tom Bittinger, principal bassoonist of the Fort Collins Symphony and Cheyenne Symphony. They enjoy attending the annual Telluride Film Festival, international travel, and attending performances of the finest orchestras in the country. Spending time with their five children and two grandchildren are a special joy.