Full-time harpist for Walt Disney World, Elizabeth performs, teaches, arranges music and records albums.
Elizabeth Louise began studying music at age six. At nine, she began taking harp lessons with Elizabeth Motter, former harpist with the Cincinnati Symphony.
Elizabeth spent many summers furthering her studies at various harp music camps both in the USA and abroad. In the summer of 1995 she attended Benslow harp camp in Benslow, England, and in the summer of 1996 she studied with Alice Spero Keene at the University of Illinois’ summer camp in Champaign-Urbana. In 1998, she attended the summer harp course at Indiana University where she studied with Susann McDonald.
At age 14, Interlochen Arts Academy accepted her into their boarding arts high school in northern Michigan, which offered a college preparatory study program with emphasis on her chosen art form, the harp. After studying with Joan Raeburn Holland for four years, she attended and graduated from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, receiving her Bachelor’s of Music in harp performance as a student of Ayako Watanabe, former harpist of the St. Louis Symphony. In 2016 Elizabeth graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Masters of Arts in music; emphasis in harp performance under tutelage of Rosalind Beck, former principle harpist with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elizabeth has performed regularly as a harpist for Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, former full time harpist of 16 years at Victoria & Albert’s as well as with the Disney World Orchestra and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. She has performed as the harpist for Norwegian singer/songwriter Sissel Kyrkjebø during her United States tours.
Elizabeth enjoys a variety of musical endeavors playing for weddings, private receptions and other elegant events. She also enjoys teaching private harp and piano lessons to aspiring young students.
*Photo: by Shaina at SMO Photography