In her Carnegie Hall début, she created the title role of Lucy by Tom Cipullo, and her performance was acclaimed as “excellent” (The Big City). Other roles include Áljana (A Little Princess), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), and Hope (Anything Goes). In Colorado, Elizabeth sang leading roles with Loveland Opera Theater, Luminous Thread Productions, and Coal Creek Theater of Louisville. She was a guest artist in recitals at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver. She was a 2015 winner of The American Prize Chicago Musical Theatre Award, and made her solo début at Chicago’s Symphony Center singing music by Rodgers and Hammerstein with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony. She was a special prizewinner in the 2015 G. Gershwin International Music Competition.
Elizabeth grew up in a wonderful artistic community in California where she played clarinet and piano, sang with award-winning choirs, participated in musical theater productions, taught dance, and was apprenticed to a professional modern dance company. As a voice teacher, she strives to pass on her great love of music to her students, as well as guide them through their vocal development with enthusiasm and encouragement. She is multi-lingual and specializes in crossover vocal techniques, including belting for the classically trained singer. As a master class clinician, she has presented for The New York Singing Teachers’ Association, for Colorado-Wyoming NATS, and at several universities around the country, including The University of Colorado, Boulder and California State Polytechnic University.
In 2012, Elizabeth received the prestigious NATS Emerging Leader Award. As a master class clinician, she has presented for The New York Singing Teachers’ Association (NYSTA), for Colorado-Wyoming NATS, and at several universities around the country, including The University of Colorado, Boulder and California State Polytechnic University. She is multi-lingual and specializes in crossover vocal techniques, including belting for the classically trained singer.
Elizabeth holds a master of music degree from New England Conservatory, and a doctorate from The City University of New York Graduate Center. Published in 2011, her dissertation is titled The Art Songs of Tom Cipullo. Elizabeth served as Auditions Chair of the Colorado-Wyoming chapter of NATS from 2011 to 2013 and is also a member of the College Music Society and The Voice Foundation. Recent conference presentations include Cabaret as catalyst: The grandeur and intimacy of Opera on Tap (Southeastern Theatre Conference Symposium), Redefining Versatility: Teaching Classical Singers How to Belt (College Music Society), and Unabashedly Tonal: The Art Songs of Tom Cipullo (West Central Regional NATS). She is Assistant Professor of Music Theatre at Auburn University.