Elizabeth Strickland, 27, is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder, pursuing her doctorate degree in piano performance with Dr. Jennifer Hayghe. As a Teaching Assistant at CU Boulder, she enjoys teaching group piano classes to music majors and serving as the Continuing Education Applied Music Advisor for the College of Music.
Recent accomplishments include winning first place at the Oklahoma Music Teacher’s Association Collegiate Competition in 2017, attending Brevard Music Festival in 2017, and performing in Austria in the summer of 2015 and 2016 at Classical Music Festival. Elizabeth also studied with Anton Nel at the Aspen Music Festival and School in 2014, and has received music scholarship awards from the Dante Alighieri Society, the Rislov Foundation, and the Eugene Kiwanis Club.
Elizabeth completed her master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy in 2018 at the University of Oklahoma, studying with Dr. Jane Magrath. In 2016 she was awarded Outstanding Undergraduate Performer at the University of Oregon, where she studied with Dr. Dean Kramer and Dr. Claire Wachter. She has performed in master classes for Alessio Bax, Richard Egarr, Edward Auer, Paul Schenly, William Nyaho, Awadagin Pratt, Natalya Antonova, Blair McMillen, Peter Takacs, Gail Berenson, Peter Gach, and Alan Chow.
After completing her doctorate degree in piano performance, Elizabeth plans to pursue a university teaching position. When not practicing, she enjoys cooking, hiking and teaching survival skills in the Pacific Northwest. In the summer of 2019, Elizabeth is thrilled to be attending Melange Vienna and the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy.