Betsy Husby earned her DMA from SUNY at Stony Brook, L.I., N.Y. where she studied with Bernard Greenhouse (former student of Pablo Casals, and cellist of the internationally renowned Beaux Arts Trio) and Timothy Eddy (cellist of the Orion String Quartet and faculty at Julliard School of Music). Highlights of her career have included performing in the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, a live Minnesota Public Radio Broadcast of the technically demanding Prokofieff Sinfonie Concertante with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and tours sponsored by Minnesota State Arts Board grants in the United States, France, Japan, and Russia. Dr. Husby began her extensive solo, chamber music, and orchestral experience in New York where she was winner of the DMA concerto competition, a member of the Poulenc Chamber Players on Long Island, and principal cello of the Stony Brook graduate orchestra. Twice, Husby was selected as semi-finalist among the top 30 musicians in Minnesota for the McKnight Performing Artists Fellowship Awards.
Dr. Husby is principal cello (and often featured artist) with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and Loon Opera Orchestra. She has performed on Minnesota Public radio with the Highland String Quartet.