Dr. Elizabeth Lorenzo is a singer, pianist, and music historian with extensive experience in both popular and classical music. Born in Southington, Connecticut, Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (cum laude) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn a Master of Arts (emphasis: Voice Performance) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2005 she received her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the Warner, Elizabeth currently teaches voice, piano, music history, and music theory at Central Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College. She was also the music director for Seussical JR and Aladdin JR, both Young Actors Series productions at the WTCAE. As a lyric soprano, Elizabeth has sung numerous operatic and theatrical roles, including Ilia (Idomeneo), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro). In the spring of 2008 she sang in and served as costume coordinator for the Naugatuck Valley Community College production of Hair, and was a piano accompanist for the college’s performance of Godspell. Elizabeth continues to pursue an active choral career as well, performing with and accompanying for such groups as the Naugatuck Valley College Chorale and the small ensemble Vox Concordis, and she frequently serves as cantor at Yale University’s St. Thomas More. Elizabeth maintains an active scholarly presence in the music history field. She is a frequent guest speaker and program notes writer for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.