Geneviève Beauchamp serves as the Artistic Director of The Sarasota Choral Society, a position she has held since 2009. She also serves as the Founder and Artistic Director of Sarasota Young Voices (SYV), a community children’s choir that serves Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and is the Director of Music at Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church.
Ms. Beauchamp received an M.M. in piano performance from the University of South Florida and a B.M. from the Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. An active pianist, she has been a national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition in 2000, a participant in the Nina Wideman Piano Concerto Competition and the winner of the 2002 USF Concerto Competition. She was the recipient of the 2001 Jacques Abram Memorial Piano Award and the 2002 Outstanding Merit Award in Piano.
SYV has been featured at Disney’s Magic Kingdom as well as many other local venues. The children have worked with two respected composers, sung in the prelude to The Sarasota Choral Society’s annual Messiah production since 2007, and performed at Sarasota Arts Day. SYV has also performed at several area nursing homes, as well as at a local public school. It is becoming known nationally by being invited to several national choir competitions located in the US and Canada.
Ms. Beauchamp has been an accompanist and artistic director with the Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus for several years, which was founded by Dr. Averill Summer, with whom she has traveled to Scotland, England, and Canada. She has also directed a choir at Booker High School for a year. She sings with Con Amore, a Tampa Bay chamber ensemble for treble voices. She shares her love of music with her husband William and their two daughters, Ariane and Daphne.