Dr. Betsy Husby was born in Duluth, MN, and earned her DMA, MM, and BA degrees from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, L.I., N.Y. where she studied with Bernard Greenhouse, cellist of the internationally renowned Beaux Arts Trio, and Timothy Eddy, cellist of the Orion String Quartet and faculty at Julliard School of Music. Highlights of her career have included performing in the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, a live Minnesota Public Radio Broadcast of the technically demanding Prokofieff Sinfonie Concertante with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and Minnesota State Arts Board grants to tour the United States, Japan, France, and Russia. Dr. Husby began her extensive solo, chamber music, and orchestral experience in New York where she was winner of the DMA concerto competition, a member of the Poulenc Chamber Players on Long Island, and principal cello of the Stony Brook graduate orchestra.
Husby has been principal cello and featured artist with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra for 32 years, and is principal cello and founding member of the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. She has performed on Minnesota Public radio with the DSSO and Highland String Quartet, and has been featured with the Itasca Symphony Orchestra, Petrozavodsk, Russia, Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Chequamegon Symphonette and the UWS, UMD and St. Scholastica Orchestras. In 2005, she was a featured artist on the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series in St. Paul, and at the Bernard Greenhouse 90th Birthday Celebration in Greensboro, N.C. Twice, Husby was selected as semi-finalist among the top 30 musicians in Minnesota for the McKnight Performing Artists Fellowship Awards.
In addition to her performing career, Husby has completed the rigorous Bk. 1-10 pedagogical training in the Suzuki Association of the Americas short term teacher training courses, and enjoys teaching cellists of all ages.