Summer Music Director
Dr. Elizabeth Gerbi is well known across the country as a singing teacher, vocal coach, performing arts author, and music director/pianist. She received her EdDCT from Columbia University and MME from Boston University, focusing her scholarship on the development of more equitable musical theatre curricula for upcoming generations of theatre artists. She was also a student within the Voice Pedagogy DMA Program at Shenandoah University, one of the first in the country to clinically research healthful contemporary singing practices.
She has worked on nearly 200 productions with singers of all ages and levels of experience, from Pre-K students to established Broadway artists. Favorite projects include music directing the Eastern Regional Premiere of Unexpected Joy and The Snow Queen at the Ancram Opera House, accompanying masterclasses for Broadway performers Ken Jennings, Lisa Howard, and Lindsay Mendez, adapting Starmites for Broadway composer Barry Keating, and teaching workshops for students and educators at EdTA, NYSTEA, NETC, ATHE, and MTEA. She also served on the faculty of SUNY New Paltz, The American University, SUNY Dutchess, and the Hartt School.
Gerbi is the co-author of Bob Marks’ 88 Keys to Successful Singing Performances and has written peer-reviewed features for the NATS Journal of Singing and the MTEA Journal, among other publications. She recently served as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 Co-Chair for Musical Theatre, and continues to act as a respondent for musical productions around the area.
For more information about Liz, go to www.elizabethgerbi.com.