Elizabeth Hogan knows no greater joy than helping her students reach their fullest potential as humans and as musicians. She's done so in a variety of settings within education and non-profit sectors with students from age 5 to 85.
In 2021, Elizabeth felt a call to leave her tenure-track position in higher education as a professor of music education to design a life that was more balanced and true to her personal values and family needs. Elevated Harmonics represents her efforts to explore the nexus of her passion for living well, making music and supporting educators.
In addition to her work with Elevated Harmonics, Elizabeth is the Executive Director of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association, a small (but mighty) non-profit with a mission of spreading cheer and supporting local children's charities. She also serves as the Interim Director of Choir at Washington University in St. Louis.
She holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Missouri and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Hogan previously served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Southeast Missouri State University, guiding people through the process of learning to be music educators whose teaching was rooted in philosophy and sparked by creativity.
Elizabeth is a community builder by nature; her 8 year old self kept lists of her friends before social media was a thing! Now, she puts those natural interests to use in creating spaces for folks to meet, share ideas and refine their craft, whether in the music studio, on social media, in sacred spaces or in the classroom.
She continues to learn and takes great joy in mistakes, as they are the best way to know how to improve. Recently she's taken up the ukulele, and has begun a regular yoga practice. She looks forward to completing a Yoga Teacher Training course in 2021.
Elizabeth is mom to Eleanor and Ava, two little firecrackers who keep life interesting, purposeful and joy-filled.
Elizabeth Hogan is not only a music educator, but also a friend, advisor, and voice of reason. She is my go to ‘guru’ whenever my soul needs healing!
-Dr. Ryan Beeken, Director of Choral Activities at Wichita State University