Beth Wells has been a member of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra cello section since 1991. She is also a member of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the String Quartet Con Brio. Past positions are with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and the String Quartet Fantastique,
Since retiring from Poudre School District in 2012 where she taught orchestra in several secondary schools, including Rocky Mountain High School, Beth has maintained an active cello studio teaching lessons to elementary through high school students. From 2013-18, Beth was director of the Northern Colorado Cello Choir, and she was chairperson for the Colorado Chapter of American String Teacher Orchestra Festival from 2015-2016. She is a member of the Colorado Music Adjudication Association, and enjoys the opportunity to conduct, clinic, and adjudicate middle and high orchestra festivals around the state. Currently, she is an active member of the Fort Collins Symphony Education Committee, and co-organizer of the 2021 Virtual Musical Zoo, hosted by Friend of the Symphony.
Beth is married to Tom Bittinger, principal bassoonist of the Fort Collins Symphony and Cheyenne Symphony. They enjoy national and international travel, attending performances of the finest orchestras, and spending time with their five children and their spouses, and four grandchildren.