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Music Theory, Ear-Training, and Composition Lessons in English

Whether you're looking to improve your overall musicianship as an already-seasoned musician or learn the basics, I am ready to work with you! As an active composer, performer, and music educator with a Master's Degree, I have years of teaching experience with various ages and levels. Theory topics can range from counterpoint, form and analysis, triads, harmonization, figured bass, 12-tone analysis, to introduction to note-reading, patterns, and more. We'll examine various repertoire from the Baroque through the music of today. Ear-Training instruction can include a mixture of sight-singing, rhythm exercises, melodic/harmonic dictation, chord recognition, and more. Composition lessons will be centered around developing and expanding your compositional voice, with special attention to form, theatricality, expression, and understanding of instruments. Your lessons will be designed to fit your personal level and goals! I bring 15 years of composition experience, 14 years piano study, and 13 years of intensive vocal training to my work as a theory, ear-training, and composition educator.

Location

At student's location: Around Berlin, Germany
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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

My teaching philosophy is built on meeting students where they're at and generating an appreciation for music in a healthy way. Through my own multi-faceted musical experience - one steeped in vocalism, composition, and music theory - I strive to accent students' unique musical interests to both challenge and inspire.

Education

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC - Master of Music in Composition, 2021
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS - Bachelor of Music in Composition, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, 2019

Experience / Qualifications

Selected Teaching Experience:
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRECOLLEGE - Composition, Theory, & Ear Training Faculty (2021-2022)
HARRISON SCHOOL OF MUSIC - Voice & Beginning Piano Faculty (2021-2022)
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRECOLLEGE - Theory & Aural Skills Tutor (2019-2021)
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (COLLEGE) - Theory & Aural Skills Tutor (2019-2021)
ILLINOIS SUMMER YOUTH MUSIC - Composition Instructor (2019)
NEXT GENERATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Group Composition Instructor (2019)
ILLINI WOMEN'S CHORUS - Assistant Conductor (2017)

Selected Composition Commissions:
ENSEMBLE CHEMIE - flute, cello, soprano, electronics - Berlin/Salzburg/Dresden 2023
PAX PERCUSSION DUO - percussion duo, youth percussion group - Madison, WI 2023
BETH MORRISON PROJECTS - 6 singers, chamber orchestra - New York, NY 2022
NYC VIRTUOSO SINGERS - SSAATTBB - New York, NY 2023
NEW CHAMBER BALLET - piano, violin - New York, NY 2022

Selected Vocal Performances:
ORATORY CHURCH OF ST. BONIFACE - hired soprano section leader/soloist (2021-2022)
INFRASOUND ENSEMBLE - hired soprano in chamber performance (2022)
BRUNO WALTER AUDITORIUM AT LINCOLN CENTER - hired soprano for world premiere performance (2022)
PRISM (OPERA) - leading role of Bibi in workshop (2018)
HANSEL UND GRETEL (OPERA) - roles of Sandman/Dewfairy, ViVace Summer Opera (2018)
SONGFEST - Young Artist (2018)

Selected Awards:
Beth Morrison Projects Next Gen Cycle 2 - Runner Up for Opera Composition (2022)
BMI Student Composer Awards - William Schumann Prize for Most Outstanding Score (2021)
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards - Finalist (2021, 2018)
Karl Canter Prize for Orchestral Composition - First Prize (2021)
Giampaolo Bracali Award for Composition (2021)
Theodore Presser Undergraduate Music Award

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Awesome. Elizabeth is patient and explains things amazingly well. Looking forward to our next lesson.

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