Bess’ Bio

Bess Desta – Director of Music Ministries

Bess received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. While at UAH, she studied in the piano studio of Dr. Sarkis Baltaian and the voice studio of Karen Young. She also served as the Assistant Conductor of the UAH Choirs under the direction of Dr. Erin Colwitz. She was the Choral Director at Grissom High School for four years. She now teaches private piano and voice lessons at Colors Fine Arts Center in Madison and the Hawthorne Conservatory – a ministry of Central. In the past several years, Bess has Music Directed several musicals for the Huntsville Community Chorus Association.

Bess and her husband, James, are parents to their daughters Arya and Lily.

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