Elizabeth is currently a senior attending Kirkwood High School. This is her 7th year playing the bassoon, and her third season with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. In addition to playing bassoon, she also enjoys playing trombone in her school’s marching band and piano in her school’s jazz band.
As a freshman, she was selected as an alternate for the Missouri All-State Band, served as 2nd bassoon in the All-State Orchestra her sophomore year, and was again selected for the All-State orchestra her junior year, playing as 1st/2nd bassoon. Before joining the SLSYO, she also participated in the Young People’s Concert Orchestra with the Community Music School at Webster University. She is also a substitute with the University City Symphony Orchestra. In 2022, she attended the Bassoon Intensive at Interlochen Arts Camp, and she attended the Advanced Bassoon Intensive in 2023, where she worked with Dr. Leigh Muñoz, Dr. Eric Stomberg, Conrad Cornelison, and Benjamin Kamins.
Elizabeth would like to thank her parents for supporting her music career both emotionally and financially, and she would also like to thank her band directors at Kirkwood High School. She would especially like to thank Jeff Panhorst and Felicia Foland, her private instructors, for all their guidance and support.