June 2021 - Elizabeth
Elizabeth is graduating! You might remember her from the recent Music in the Park recital, where she played a Piano Guys mash-up - Gabriel's Oboe from the movie "The Mission", who's score was composed by the late Ennio Morricone, together with the classic hymn "How Great Thou Art". Her musicianship shined here, as lots of audience members have commented, and she really wowed some of the younger and less experienced players with those high treble clef notes!
Elizabeth likes classical music as well as traditional hymns, so this was the perfect mash-up for her. At church, she sometimes plays with a cello ensemble. Her brother, Michael, also plays in the church cello choir and has known to duet with his sister. Of all the siblings I've ever taught, these are the first not to give me at least a little bit of side-eye when I propose they play duos. I'm glad that Elizabeth and her brother have been willing to come to lessons all the way from an hour away, and have been able and willing to transition online for the pandemic. Elizabeth recently finished working on Bach's Suite No. 3 in C Major, and has played with the Youth Orchestras of Central Virginia.
While cello is her primary instrument these days, she's been known to play oboe, ukulele and sing. We're so proud of Elizabeth's accomplishments! Elizabeth will attend Liberty University Online toward a degree in teaching English as a second language. In the meantime, we're exploring Elizabeth's favorite historic time period, the Edwardian Era, which means Scott Joplin and Edward Elgar. This summer, you can find her lifeguarding at summer camp.