The BetaSounds Team

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Joy Payton-Stevens

BetaSounds was originally conceived of by Joy Payton-Stevens, a professional cellist with the Seattle Symphony who has been examining questions surrounding the lack of diversity in classical arts since before she could drive (legally).

Laura Reynolds

Director of Education & Community Engagement at the Seattle Symphony. She specializes in creating innovative programs that focus on connecting the community through music.



Korin Wahl

Korin Wahl, Office Assistant at Tableau, has been instrumental in helping to organize the many tasks that come with starting up this ambitious project. She is also a freelance violist eager and excited to perform!


Nathan Chan

Nathan Chan is the newest cellist to join the Seattle Symphony, and his seemingly boundless talent extends to holding down all things tech for BetaSounds.


Lourdes Orive

Lourdes Orive, Director of Community & Media for Microsoft Windows, is passionate about connecting people through technology and music.