Professor Clyde Beavers,
Instructor of Cello
Seen here in the Asbury College 2008 performance of Messiah, Professor Clyde Beavers is a graduate of The Juilliard School, receiving the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees under the tutelage of renowned cellist Harvey Shapiro. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kentucky.
Professor Beavers, a resident of Lexington, Kentucky, is Adjunct Professor of violoncello at Asbury University and Transylvania University. He serves as the Assistant Principal cellist of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Chamber music ensembles in which he performs include the Ashland Trio, the Beavers-Cooper Duo and the Beavers-Kiekenapp Duo. In 1997, with the encouragement and assistance of several friends, he founded the one week summer music camp Festival of Strings.
Professor Beavers has recorded Marcel Dupré's Sonata in A minor, Op. 60 for cello and organ, the Trio, Op. 55 for violin, cello and organ and the Quartet, Op. 52 for violin, viola, cello and organ on the Naxos label.
Clyde Beavers performs on a cello made by the American maker, Timothy J. Jansma. He frequently collaborates with pianist David Cooper in the Bluegrass area. In addition to his work in music, he enjoys growing, showing and hybridizing roses.