BIO

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Elizabeth resides in Phoenix, AZ after receiving her Masters in Music Composition from Arizona StateUniversity in 2010. At ASU, she studied with Rodney Rogers, Roshanne Etezady and Glenn Hackbarth. Elizabeth attended Baylor University where she received her Bachelors in Music Composition in 2008 and studied with Scott McAllister (Black Dog, X, Tarkus). She has also studied with Christopher Theofanidis, Gabriela Lena Frank and Forrest Pierce.

Elizabeth’s works have been heard around the greater Phoenix area, coast to coast in the U.S. and in Italy. She has attended and/or her music has been performed at the 2014 Rhymes with Opera Chamber Music Workshop (New York), the 2010 Cortona Sessions for New Music, the 2010 and 2011 highSCORE Festivals, the 2009 Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium, the 2010 New Dischord Festival, the 2011 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, the 2012 and 2013 soundSCAPE Festivals, the 2014 UNK New Music Festival, and the 2015 Carlsbad Music Festival. Several of her works have been heard on WHUS 97.1 FM’s show Pushing the Envelope. Elizabeth is the winner of the AZ Centennial Composer Competition (Judges’ Award) and the 2009 winner of the Cambridge Chamber Singers’ Annual Choral Composition Competition. Elizabeth ran the mid-project, interview-based arts podcast, Train Wreck in Progress, with composer Kurt Mehlenbacher for two years (2009-2011).

Elizabeth made her second appearance as music director for an ASU theatrical performance in 2014 with The 7 Layers of Benjamin Bachman. 7 Layers was a site-specific work directed by Megan Weaver, which took place in a repurposed ice house in the warehouse district of Phoenix, AZ. The music for the 3 hour immersive work is based on Bach, Philip Glass, and Wendy Carlos.

Elizabeth is also an active performer -voice and flute-, having most recently performed Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians with percussion ensemble Crossing 32nd Street. Elizabeth was a member of the Phoenix Symphony Chorus for the 2013-14 season. She plays flute, piccolo, and recorder in the jazz-folk-new music band The Paper Hats.

Elizabeth is the founder and director of the “oh my god, my body, my ears!” marathon concert in Phoenix. The multi-hour event is dedicated to living and emerging composers. She also edits the bi-monthly new music zine, “OME” (short for “oh my ears”).

Her works can be heard on the album Quintets produced by the highSCORE institute and on Sonic Flux, a mixed media and electro-acoustic album produced by EMPiRES.

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