I strive to help people find good in themselves and the world around them through the study of music
Elizabeth has 20 years of private music teaching experience, though her approach has evolved through the years. Voice and piano lessons now include more opportunities for students to create and reflect, and bodily awareness and exploration play a strong role in making music.
Elizabeth is in demand as a choral clinician, and has conducted All-State and honor choruses throughout the United States and internationally. She believes in the power of honoring one's voice in and outside of the choral rehearsal and places emphasis on empowering singers through the experience of using their voice collectively. She is currently serving as the Interim Director of Choirs at Washington University in St. Louis.
Her past choral conducting positions have included Parkway Northeast Middle School (vocal music teacher) and North High School (assistant choir director), Union United Methodist Church (director of music), The St. Louis Children's Choirs (director of Choristers Ensemble and Community Engagement Coordinator), Webster University (Webster Women's Chorus director), University of Missouri (Women's Chorale director), and Courante Youth Chorus (founding artistic director).
Elizabeth continues her own music-making as an Alto II in the professional women's chamber ensemble, mirabai, and in the amateur women's choral ensemble, Bel Canto. She also joins her colleagues at Southeast Missouri State on vocal recitals as opportunities arise. She's held leadership roles in the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association.