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Elizabeth N. Sullivan joined the Eastern Illinois University as Applied Oboe Instructor in Fall 2012. She is an active member of the Illinois musical community presenting masterclasses and clinics at universities, middle and high schools, and camps around the state. Elizabeth is also an active member of the International Double Reed Society, appearing in masterclasses and recitals at the annual conferences, including a recital at the 2009 Birmingham, England conference.
As an active recitalist and orchestral musician, Elizabeth can be heard playing oboe and English horn with ensembles throughout Central Illinois including the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Champaign Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Prairie Ensemble, and Danville Symphony Orchestra. She is also an avid supporter of contemporary music, often collaborating with composers to help develop new extended techniques for the oboe and English horn.
Prior to joining the EIU faculty, Elizabeth was the Oboe Instructor at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. While in this position, she served as the woodwind chamber coach for the annual International Festival, hosted by the London Symphony Orchestra. The London Symphony Orchestra musicians partner with the faculty from Daytona State College to host a two-week festival for Florida’s top high school musicians where they participate in an intensive chamber and orchestral music program.
Elizabeth holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois, where she was the recipient of the Bill A. Nugent Fellowship award, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University.
Elizabeth’s primary teachers include John Dee, Dr. Ann Adams, Eric Olsson and Janet Mascaro.