Program Coordinator of First Music and Voice Instruction

Education

Elizabeth Johnson received her B.A. in Voice Performance from Stetson University and her M.M. in Voice Performance from Baylor University.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Elizabeth’s notable roles include Marie in The Bartered Bride and Pamina in Die Zauberflote both with Stetson Opera. As a concert soloist, Elizabeth has been the soprano soloist in Poulenc Gloria and Carmina Burana with the Baylor University Orchestra. She has also been the soprano soloist in the Rutter Requiem, the Faure Requiem, the Beethoven Mass in C and the Mozart Coronation Mass. Elizabeth has an avid passion for modern music and has performed several major modern works with bands and orchestras including Music for Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ for the composer Steve Reich.

Past teaching engagements include Baylor University, the Salvation Army, and Shining Star Academy of the Arts.

At Levine

Elizabeth has been on the Levine faculty since 2014 teaching First Music and in 2016 she began teaching voice as well.

“I love being in a community of such supportive and talented musicians. It’s wonderful to collaborate together and work to help our students be better musicians.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“It is my goal to empower students to find their true vocal timbre devoid of any outside manipulation. I believe it is paramount for students to understand the mechanics of their instrument by giving them all the knowledge and tools they need to analyze their own voice.”

Personal

When not teaching or performing, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, yoga and crafting in her sewing room.