Liz was inspired to play the oboe when she first heard Peter and the Wolf. She was young and foolish, but nonetheless went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UNC (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), a Master’s in oboe performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and pursued advance studies at the Royal Conservatory in London.
While studying and living in London, she also played with orchestras and chamber ensembles that toured regularly in Germany and France. Over a period of many, many years, Liz has played professionally with orchestras in the Nashville, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Richmond, Evansville, Louisville, Toledo, Charlotte, San Francisco, Berkeley, Columbus, Bowling Green, and Lexington.
Since moving to the Front Range, she’s been playing in orchestras in Denver, Boulder, Cheyenne, Ft. Collins, and in Greeley. She taught oboe and theory at Eastern Kentucky University and University of Kentucky, and UNC and currently serves as board president of the Fort Collins Chamber Music Society.
If you’d like to hear her play chamber music in interesting places around Fort Collins, go here for details: http://www.fcchambermusic.org
If you’d like to see what she does when she tires of music, you can occasionally find her acting at Bas Bleu, and almost always bossing her three lovely daughters around all over town.