Elizabeth Songbird

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Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Music Degree for Voice Performance (Opera) from Oakland University. She has been a featured soloist with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony, Oakland University Chorus Choir, and Symphony Chorus of Oakland University. Elizabeth has been featured in several lead roles, including: Mable in Pirates of Penzance, Grizabella in the musical Cats, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, Lieschen (the daughter) in Bach’s Coffee Cantata, and Ermine in the operetta Ermine. Elizabeth was an active member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Chorus at the Detroit Opera House for five consecutive performance seasons. She has continued to sing under the direction of the MOT Chorus Master for other independent projects.

 

Beyond classical music, Elizabeth has entertained audiences as a soloist and ensemble member at live jazz music concerts, as the lead singer of a rock cover-band, and as a karaoke host for private and public events. Elizabeth has been teaching music privately for 15 years. She specializes in Singing, Vocal Health and Development, and Music Studies, with instructional skills in beginner-early intermediate piano. She teaches a variety of musical genres, including classical, opera, jazz, pop, rock, and folk. Elizabeth encourages her students to pursue all musical styles with healthy vocal technique to achieve a desired sound without damaging or straining the voice.