A graduate of Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Elizabeth McConnaughey studied voice with AdrianaLia Moutz during her undergraduate years. Accomplished in choral and solo singing alike, Elizabeth has trained extensively through the Royal School of Church Music courses. Hailing from Atlanta, she went to Centre intending to major in behavioral neuroscience, but after singing the title tole Amahl and the Night Visitors and performing as the soprano soloist in the Fauré Requiem her freshman year, she made the transition to music. She was a featured soloist in Handel’s L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, ed Il Moderato performed at the 2009 American Handel Festival. In 2010 she sang the role of Belinda in Centre’s production of Dido and Aeneas, and she was selected as a winner of Centre’s Concerto Competition. In the summer of 2011, Elizabeth studied voice with Patricia Wise in Salzburg, Austria through the University of Miami Frost School of Music’s summer program. In March 2012, Elizabeth sang the Bach B minor Mass with the Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble under the baton of Helmut Rilling at the Internationale Bach Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. She participated as a young artist at SongFest and at CoOPERAtive summer 2012. Elizabeth currently studies with Dr. Wanda Yang Temko. She plans to pursue graduate studies this fall.
Mostly crazy. Has too much time and too little to do (or is the other way around?). Loves horses, soccer, her one immediate and two adopted families, her dog, and opera. Recently obtained BA in Music from Centre College and eager to live in a roomy cardboard box and eat sheet music as she goes the grad school route for vocal performance. Interests include getting lost, extreme muffin baking, falling asleep in odd places, singing obnoxious songs before 8AM, and dominating word games while occasionally flexing her prowess at chess.