Harpist Bethany Evans was born and raised in Salem, Oregon, where she began her music studies at the age of five. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona, one of the world's leading schools for harp studies, in May 1999, with a degree in Harp Performance. In January 2005, she entered the University of Oregon to pursue a Master of Music in Harp Performance and graduated in June 2006 with a 4.0 GPA. Bethany also obtained a law degree from Willamette University in 2003.
Bethany has performed throughout the United States, as well as in the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Her recordings include albums with the Argonauts Salem Boys' Choir, the University of Arizona Harp Ensemble, Harpfusion, Hymns from the Harp, a recording of original hymn arrangements for two harps and various instruments, a recording of new music by the group I Sonitori, and she has another recording project planned for 2017.
Bethany has performed with groups as varied as the El Paso Symphony, Las Cruces Symphony, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, Portland Columbia Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Willamette Master Chorus, Washington County Chorale, Salem Concert Band, Newport Symphony, Portland Symphonic Choir, Festival Chorale Oregon, Salem Chamber Orchestra, and is a current member of the Ariel Consort, based out of Portland, Oregon. She is the Harp Instructor at Western Oregon University, teaches piano and harp privately, and continues to tour and perform.