Bio

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. In 2016, she was a national finalist in the American Prize Art Song competition.

Elizabeth holds a master of music degree from New England Conservatory, and a doctorate from The City University of New York Graduate Center. She is trained in Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method, Lisa Popeil’s Voiceworks® method, and Estill Voice Training™. In 2016, she earned a position in the prestigious Intern Program of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), studying under master teacher Jeannette LoVetri. She was also honored with the NATS Emerging Leader Award in 2012.

At Auburn University, Elizabeth is the principal singing instructor for the Department of Theatre. She has served as music director in Nunsense, Once Upon a Mattress, Assassins, Is There Life After High School?, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Chicago. She has served as vocal director in Vinegar Tom and The Integration of Tuskegee High School. She directed and music-directed Elegies: A Song Cycle and Puttin’ on the Hits (an original cabaret show co-conceived and co-directed with Auburn colleague Jeri Dickey).