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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Elizabeth Lilly, M.M.

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Phone: (239) 357-4151
E-Mail: elilly@fgcu.edu
Office: Music Building 220

Elizabeth Lilly holds a Master’s degree in harp performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Yolanda Kondonassis. She was twice the winner of the Alice Chalifoux prize in Harp at CIM. She also received a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Jeanne Chalifoux. Elizabeth furthered her post-graduate harp studies in the studio of Susann McDonald at Indiana University. Elizabeth began her harp studies at the age of seven with Aida Salvi, and continued under the tutelage of Alice Chalifoux.

Elizabeth was the principal harp of the South Bend (IN) Symphony Orchestra while performing with orchestras throughout the Midwest and Eastern States before moving to Florida to be with her husband. She currently performs regularly with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and has played throughout the state, including with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Palm Beach Opera, the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, as well as other orchestras and ensembles. Elizabeth is an active chamber collaborator, performing in small ensembles throughout the area. Offering a unique mélange of her Salzedo and French training, Elizabeth is passionate about teaching her students to maximize the potential of the harp.