Bethany is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She began pursuing music with the Carol Stream Singers at age 8. She remained active in choirs, taking private voice lessons, and participating in vocal competitions through her high school career. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University in 2007 where she studied voice with Diane Ragains and Nancy Henninger.
Miss Wolford has been seen in many of Northern Illinois University's opera productions. Her roles include Mother Goose in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Mama in Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortileges, Juno in Offenbach's Orphe aux Enfers, and Aunt Cecilia March in Mark Adamo's Little Women.
Bethany has the pleasure of singing with two professional chamber choirs. She has sung for the Canterbury Singers under the direction of Robert Campbell for several seasons and is currently singing her sixth season with St. Charles Singers under the direction of Jeffrey Hunt. This is especially exciting for her as this is the 30th Anniversary Season for the choir. Miss Wolford also acts as Box Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for the group.
She teaches private voice lessons to students at Dundee Crown High School and Music Matters School of Music in Batavia. Miss Wolford is very grateful to those that support her and her art.