Our Staff

Betty Braunstein
Pernambuco Ensemble Director,
Support Personnel

Betty is a freelance flute and recorder player living in Ashland, Wisconsin. She performs regularly with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. She has over 30 years experience teaching as well as planning and providing music for weddings, concert series, and other special events. Betty has taught students at Northland College, Ashland and the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She also coaches adult musicians at the annual Woodland Chamber Music Workshop in Tofte, MN. Additionally, her Silver Spruce Duo (harp and flute) performed for Minnesota Public Radio’s Artist-in-Residence 2013/2014 outreach program. Her recording of Rick Sowash’s “Christmas Ceremony” with cellist Josh Aerie is now available on iTunes.
Betty is offering flute/recorder lessons in the Hayward area.


Beth Good
Individual lessons -violin and viola
Maple/Ebony Ensemble Director

Beth Good received her undergraduate degree in music from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, and her graduate degree in performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with the internationally acclaimed LaSalle Quartet.  At Cincinnati she was selected to join Pi Kappa Lambda, a national music honor society, and at Superior she received the Lebhauver Scholarship, given to “the outstanding student in the field of music education.” 

As a performer, Beth has been principal violist with the Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra, assistant principal violist with the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, has been a member of the a number of other orchestra. She was also a member of the Alegria Trio and the Unstrung Piano Quartet.  

As an instructor, Beth has taught orchestra, string methods classes and general music classes, and has given private violin/viola lessons to students of all ages in Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Washington State.  In addition, she conducted one of the Spokane Youth Symphony’s full orchestras. 

Emily Kormann
Individual lessons -violin 
Executive Director  
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts at UW-Superior, majoring in music with an education emphasis. Piano is her primary instrument and violin her secondary.  She has played violin with the Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra and the UW-S Orchestra. Emily also plays mandolin and regularly plays folk, gospel, and fiddle tunes with her siblings in their family band.
During her high school years Emily was a student member of the NorthWoods String program, taking lessons and playing with the ensembles. She is excited to be back helping with the program. Emily enjoys teaching music and working with kids of all ages.