Beth Middleton, Music Assistant
Beth Middleton, Soprano, is a native of Corinth, Mississippi. She received her Bachelors of Education degree in Music from Mississippi State University and her Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Alabama. Beth has appeared as a soloist with the Corinth Symphony, The Blue Mountain College Choir, the University of Alabama- University Chorus, UA Wind Ensemble, Dance Alabama, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony, where she sang Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. She debuted the role of “Marigold” in the opera Lily, at Mississippi State University, and has sung with the Sessione Senese per la Musica e l’Arte program in Siena, Italy. Beth has preformed the role of “Pamina” in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with the UA Opera Theater and the Huxford Symphony Orchestra, as well as the role of “Laetitia” in Mennotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief.
Beth has been a member, soloist and Music Assistant with the Independent Presbyterian Church Adult Choir for the past 14 years. With the choir, she has sung such works as Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah-Parts 1, 2, & 3, Schubert’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Missa Brevis No. 7, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Bach’s Magnificat, Rutter’s Mass of the Children and Brahms' German Requiem. She has also toured with them internationally to such countries as Scotland, Italy, Austria, and the Czech and Slovak Republics.
In addition to her responsibilities with the IPC adult choir, Beth is currently the director for the Children’s Music programs here at IPC. She directs the K- 6th choirs, ethic instruments and handbells, the Spring Children's Musical and Westminster Choir for grades 7- 12. She is a certified director with the Chorister’s Guild Institute.
Beth lives on the 280 Corridor with her husband Bobby and two boys, Aubry (13) and Oliver (8).