Jasmine Beams was born in Santa Rosa, California. She began her violin lesson at age of 6, and became the concertmaster of the Shasta Youth Symphony in Redding, CA when she was 13. The following year, Ms. Beams was invited to study with Prof. Mauricio Fuks in Bloomington, Indiana. After a year of intensive work on violin, she took great interest in viola. Subsequently, she received the Friends of Music Scholarship to study at Indiana University under the guidance of viola Prof. Alan de Veritch. Upon graduation, Ms. Beams was offered a full scholarship from IU to pursue her Performer’s Diploma with Prof. Nokuthula Ngwenyama. While at Indiana University, she was principal viola of Indiana University Orchestras, the Musical Arts Symphony Orchestra, and assistant principal viola of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to playing classical music, Ms. Beams was the violist of the IU Latin American Popular Music Ensemble and collaborated with grammy nominated artists such as Terra Brasil, Gonzalu Grau y la Clave Secreta, Tiempo Libre, and Aquiles Baez.
In the summers of 2007 and 2008 Ms. Beams participated in the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival on tours throughout Europe and South America under the batons of Christopher Hogwood, Ivan Fischer and Christoph Eschenbach. She also participated in the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. She rejoined the SHMF Orchestra on its 2010 Tour through the USA and Canada with Lang Lang and Maestro Eschenbach. Ms. Beams made her solo debut with the Shasta Symphony Orchestra in 2009. The following year, she won the Concerto Competition at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she has an assistantship to pursue the Chamber Music Certificate with Prof. Lewis Rosove. In 2011, Jasmine has gone to Australia to perform as a member of the Youtube Symphony orchestra. She has also branched out into pop music recording with Aboriginal musician Dewayne EverettSmith. She currently performs with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra.As of 2017 she is Solo Viola of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland and previously Deputy Principal viola in the Finnish National Opera.