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Having lived in Ottawa most of her life, Elizabeth is thrilled to be part of an Orchestra she has admired for many years. Elizabeth has been the Second horn player officially since 2011, but has performed with the orchestra since 1986 as Assistant Principal, Fourth and Second horn.
Elizabeth attained a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Music Performance from Indiana University. She studied with many renowned players including Daniel Gress, Philip Farkas, Meir Rimon, Michael Hatfield, and Arnold Jacobs.While studying, Elizabeth received the Ottawa Music Festival Senior Scholarship in 1983, and the NACO Bursary in 1984.
Elizabeth is a founding member of the Bel Canto Wind Quintet, which ran a successful concert series in Ottawa for eleven years. This chamber ensemble also toured in Ontario and Quebec, and was often heard on CBC Radio, Radio Canada and in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. Elizabeth is presently performing in the NAC's Music in the Schools program in both the Bel Canto Wind Quintet and The Ragtime Brass Sextet.
Elizabeth is also a member of the Capital Brass Works. This entertaining thirteen member brass and percussion ensemble performs on its own self run concert series in Ottawa, has toured in Ontario and has recorded three CD’s to date.
Elizabeth has enjoyed teaching for many institutions in Ottawa including the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, and Canterbury School of the Arts. She has also given horn clinics for Yamaha Canada.