elizabeth composes, makes music with kids and writes education material that explores and encourages creative music.
current projects include: writing a book of creative composition games for kids, composing new works for the music box project (2019), SPIRAL (2019), Festival of Instrumental Music (2020) and working ‘in residence’ at Bundanon in collaboration with Brenda Gifford (March 2019) and the music box project (November 2019).
elizabeth has worked with a variety of musicians/ensembles. collaborators include: Ensemble Offspring, Kaldor Public Arts Projects, Sydney Youth Orchestras and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory (@Pacific Alliance of Music Schools Festival 2016). other highlights include performances of her work at the inaugural Extended Play Festival/City Recital Hall (2018), album 'PhotoPlay' (soundtracks for 20th century avant-garde silent films) in collaboration with violinist Jane Aubourg (2017), 1st Prize in the inaugural Unbound Flute Festival Composition Competition (tertiary category, 2016), 1st prize in the Centenary of Canberra Composition Competition (2013) and performances by Vox Novus, stereo/mono, COMA New Music Ensemble, elizabeth's music is often performed/explored by ‘the music box project’ - a curious collective she is the founder of. additionally, elizabeth has composed and improvised solo piano soundtracks for over 20 silent films as part of Australia's Silent Film Festival.
elizabeth is passionate about teaching composition - considering new and collaborative ways to explore and create music. elizabeth has presented creative composition workshops for teachers as part of Sydney Symphony's "TunED UP!" and "ToppED Up!", tutors composition at a variety of high schools in Sydney and has lectured at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. check out a dedicated HSC Music Composition Space or find out more information about private lessons and school workshops.
elizabeth studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music as a recipient of the Ted and Susan Meller scholarship (2013-2016) and Ignaz Friedman Memorial Prize (2014), studying with Damien Ricketson and Damian Barbeler.
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