Beth Hilton
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Beth Hilton

San Jose, California, United States | SELF

San Jose, California, United States | SELF
Band Classical Singer/Songwriter


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Beth's music is on her demo CD entitled, "Songs of Hope, Humor, Justice and Love", available from the artist.



Beth Hilton is a veteran musician dedicated to sharing her unambiguous love of music through teaching, performing, and composition.

Beth earned a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Boston Conservatory in 1980, where her primary teacher was Neil Anderson. She has studied privately with Mark Teicholz and Manuel Barrueco and performed in masterclasses with David Tannenbaum, Scott Tenant, Elliot Fisk, Sharon Isbin and many others. She was an active solo and ensemble performer for many years in Boston and subsequently in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to classical performance, she is an accomplished songwriter and steel-string guitarist.

Honors include:
2007 Unisong 11th Annual Songwriting Contest
Finalist, Topical/Political Category: “Medicine Ball”
Finalist, L.U.N.C.H (Social Justice) Category: “Hero”
2007 West Coast Songwriters’ Association International Competition
Honorable Mention, Folk Category: “Who Cares?”
2003 West Coast Songwriters Association, Open Mic contest
Best Song: “Square Peg”