B.M., University of Michigan; Diploma in Piano Accompanying, Curtis Institute of Music; M.M., University of the Arts
Elizabeth Manus is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach. She’s on the piano faculty of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, is accompanist for the Bucks County Choral Society, and she’s on the accompanying staff of the Pennsylvania GirlChoir. In Fall 2019, Beth also joined the faculty at Rowan University as a Staff Pianist.
In the Spring 2018, during a sabbatical leave at Neumann University, Elizabeth taught private voice and piano lessons, and directed the University Chorale. Elizabeth now serves as pianist and vocal coach for the opera program at West Chester University. She’s served as staff pianist for the Lutheran Music Festival, Foulger International Music Festival, and pianist//vocal coach for the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA. While accompanying for the Strings International Music Festival, Philadelphia, Elizabeth performed with the festival chamber orchestra in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center. She also performed at the Kimmel Center as part of the Celebration of 150 years of Steinway Pianos.
In April 2018, Elizabeth joined faculty at Muhlenberg College for a concert featuring music of Dr. Douglas Ovens upon his retirement. Collaborating with singers for master classes, playing for vocal and instrumental competitions or recitals, demonstrate Elizabeth’s affinity working with singers and versatility performing in any musical situation. She also has considerable experience playing keyboard parts in orchestras such as Kennett, Delaware, York and Lancaster Symphonies. Elizabeth performed with New York & Philadelphia Choral Arts Societies and the Delaware Symphony in a performance of Mahler's 8th Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Curtis Institute of Music, and University of the Arts, Elizabeth’s teachers have included Susan Starr, and Vladimir Sokoloff. While pursuing a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the University of the Arts, she received the Ezerman Piano Award, recognizing excellence in performance, and the President’s Award for Academic and Artistic Achievement. Overseas musical studies include a Diploma in Piano and Chamber Music from L’ecole D’ Art Americaines, Fontainbleau, France. Elizabeth also has training on organ from studies with David Spicer and Robert Elmore. She’s a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.elizabethmanus.com