A native of upstate New York, Beth Zucchino holds a bachelor of science degree in music education from Syracuse University and a master of music degree in organ performance from Binghamton University. From 1968 to 1979, she was an organist and choir director, primarily in Episcopal churches, and a private piano and organ teacher.
Ms. Zucchino, a resident of California since 1980, was a free-lance organist, harpsichordist, and pianist in both the Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay areas, touring extensively as a concert organist in the United States, as well as performing one and two keyboard works with Philip Manwell, and chamber music with Gruppo d’Amici.
She is the founder and director emerita of Concert Artist Cooperative, an international association of soloists and ensembles which has been advertising together for 32 years, as well as the founder and director emerita of Creative Arts Series, a diverse and embracing northern California based outreach for all ages and abilities with a primary focus on the organ and its literature, presenting events for 11 seasons.
From 2014 through 2017 Beth was dean of the Redwood Empire American Guild of Organists ~ Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties ~ saving the chapter from acquisition or dissolution. Residing with her son, daughter and husband, along with their llamas, alpacas, rabbits, cats and dogs on Jacob’s Jamboree mini farm in Sebastopol, California, she has extended their peaceful country environment to visitors from around the world for 18 years.