Special Guest Elizabeth Strickland

Elizabeth Strickland

Elizabeth Strickland, 22, and daughter of Mike Strickland, is a classical pianist and performer. She is in her senior year in college majoring in classical piano performance.

She has performed her classical selections in well over 150 of her dad’s concerts with audiences from 100 to 3000, sometimes joining her dad on four-hands piano arrangements of ragtime, boogie-woogie and novelty songs.

Elizabeth has studied with Cassandra Carr (from 2000 – 2007) and Dorothy Fahlman of Portland, OR (from 2007 – 2011).
Some recent highlights include being accepted to the Aspen Music Festival and School for the summer of 2014 where she studied with Anton Nel, taking second place in the Beatrice Herman piano competition in Tacoma WA, and performing the Ravel Concerto in G with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony in Utah. She is the recipient of two music scholarships from the Rislov Foundation as well as several scholarships from the P.E.O. Chapter of McMinnville as well as a scholarship from WOW (Women of Willamette). Last April Elizabeth presented a full concert along with baritone, Jeremy Moll, for ‘Sunday Afternoon Live’ in Raymond WA.

Elizabeth and Mike Strickland performing together

For the summer of 2011, Elizabeth was accepted for a second year in a row to attend one of the top summer music festivals in the country, Pianofest in the Hamptons, where she had the opportunity take part in daily master classes and lessons from some of the most stellar teachers/concert artists in the world. In addition, the attendees perform several concerts for the community.

Elizabeth has taken master classes and/or lessons with Richard Egarr, Edward Auer, Paul Schenly, Dean Kramer, Peter Mack, Awadagin Pratt, Blair McMillen, Peter Takacs, Mario Feninger, Dr. Julia Black, Gail Berenson, William Nyaho, Benjamin Kim and Susan Chan.

In addition to participating in her father’s outreach activities such as school concerts, Elizabeth enjoys presenting workshops to young pianists in the communities where she performs, sharing her knowledge and love of classical piano.
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