BM, USC Thornton School of Music
Elizabeth Pitcairn has earned a stunning reputation as one of America’s most beloved violin soloists. She concertized with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Academy of Music, made her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall with the New York String Orchestra, and has since performed in halls across the world.
Ms. Pitcairn performs with one of the world’s most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720. A gift from her grandfather in 1990, it was named the ‘Red Stradivarius violin’ while in possession of Joseph Joachim, and is said to have inspired the Academy Award–winning film The Red Violin.
Named Luzerne Music Center’s Artistic Director in 2011 and President in 2012, Ms. Pitcairn remains deeply passionate about youth and music education. She is formerly a member of the distinguished faculties at the Colburn School and USC’s Thornton School of Music. Ms. Pitcairn performs regularly around the globe as soloist and an ambassador to LMC. On tour, she makes time for school visits and leads master classes for aspiring music students. For tour dates and more information, visit her website at: www.elizabethpitcairn.com
BM, Ithaca College
MM, DePaul University
DMA, Eastman School of Music
Emily Dobmeier is an active member of both the music and camping industries. Currently, she serves as Principal Clarinetist of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and is a member of the American Camp Association Upstate New York’s Local Council of Leaders. Combining her love for music and the outdoors, along with numerous years of camp leadership experience, Emily excitedly joined the Luzerne Music Center staff in 2017.
In Rochester, New York, Emily is a clarinet faculty member at the Eastman Community Music School, maintaining a private studio of elementary, middle, and high school students. Her work with youth extends to the public schools, having served as a Woodwind Teaching Fellow for the DePaul Community Music Division in conjunction with the Chicago Public School System. As a clarinetist, Emily has recently performed as a featured artist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Wichita State University, and Ithaca College. She has also participated in numerous theater company pit orchestras and chamber ensembles in Chicago and the Central New York region.
BM, SUNY Fredonia
MA, McGill University, in progress
Emily Brown is pursuing her masters degree in Musicology at McGill University, where she serves as a research assistant to Dr. Steven Huebner. Having lived and researched in Spain, Emily studies nationalism in Iberian music of the 19th and 20th centuries. Joining the staff in 2017, Emily is excited by the Luzerne Music Center’s internationally diverse community and the chance to be back in the Adirondacks.
Emily has recently graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor's of Music Degree in Flute Performance. Emily graduated Summa Cum Laude in her class and was awarded the Pi Kappa Lambda award, which went to the graduating music student from Fredonia with the highest GPA. As an educator, Emily has taught students both in public schools and private students and is passionate about promoting universal access to music education.