Betsy Barthelemy is a senior at Evanston Township High School who has been with the etc. Music School since its founding four years ago! She is a regular member of the Presents cast and crew and is one of the longest standing altos in the etc. Choir. In addition to studying voice, she also helps as a mentor for the TinyShows and KidShows programs. Outside of etc. Betsy can be seen reading or journaling with a Chai Latte at the coffee shop or raiding a grocery store. But there’s a chance you might not catch her at all, as she’s been busy visiting four different countries over the last year-and-a-half!
“Looking back, having basically grown up at etc., I can’t believe how much I’ve grown as a singer, actress, and general human being; I especially can’t believe I didn’t notice. I used to sit next to an older student, watch her make lists, and listen to her part for help. Just a few weeks ago, a younger student turned to me and said that listening to me sing helped her learned her part on a difficult arrangement we were learning. Coming into my freshman year, I could not have imagined being one of the older students helping out with rehearsals but, here I am! I’m incredibly thankful for the guidance I’ve gotten at etc., from teachers, peers, and the kids I mentor”. — Betsy
Betsy as Dr. Schwartzenberg in the etc. original musical, “Conspiracy!”