Beky Steinbrecher comes from a musical family. Her father learned to play the acoustic guitar from his father, while her brothers play french horn and trombone, respectively. Beky adds that her mother “plays the radio.”
Beky began playing flute at age 11 but switched to oboe on the suggestion of middle school band director Jim Meredith. At 14 she joined the Orchestra of Praise at Thomas Road Baptist Church, participating in weekly worship services and the annual Living Christmas Tree program for eight years. While studying at Liberty University, Beky toured each spring with the college’s symphonic band, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Kerr, making stops in many southern states, including several locations in Florida. It was during this time that she met her husband, a baritone player named Billy. After Beky’s marriage, Hershey, PA., became the family’s home.
As a member of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, Beky had the opportunity to perform at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. And when a job change for her husband brought the family to Fort Myers in 2019, Beky didn’t have to look far to find a place as principle oboist with the Gulf Coast Symphony.
Beky enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with her family. She continues as a software systems administrator for a community bank in Pennsylvania where she has worked for 20 years.