Elizabeth Strickland, 30, is a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder, pursuing her doctorate degree in piano performance under Dr. Jennifer Hayghe. She maintains a private studio of over thirty students in Boulder and has continued her performance career as a solo and collaborative musician, playing in recitals, chamber music concerts, shows with her father, pianist Mike Strickland, and serving as the pianist for Mountain View United Methodist Church in Boulder. Recent accomplishments include attending Mélange Vienna and the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy in summer 2019, 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 completed her master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy in 2018 at the University of Oklahoma, studying with Dr. Jane Magrath. When not practicing, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, hiking with her husband Sarvesh, and playing with their cat Merlin.