Trombone Faculty

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Elisabeth Shafer

Junior & Senior Session

BM, Temple University

MM, Yale University
DMA, Boston University

Joined LMC Faculty in 2022

Share with us some of your professional accomplishments.

I teach at The University of Akron and have performed with a variety of ensembles both regionally and across the United States, including the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra, Erie Philharmonic, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Seraph Brass, Olympic Brass, Barclay Brass, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, and the Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet. I am honored to have been the featured soloist in performance with a number of ensembles including The University of Akron Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, The University of Akron Orchestra, and Perry High School Symphonic Winds at the Ohio Music Educators Association Conference. In 2018, I was a teaching assistant at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Trombone Workshop, and in 2020 I was the trombone instructor for Seraph Brass's Online Summer Seminar, where I led classes and taught lessons and masterclasses to students from around the world. Lastly, I am a proud Conn-Selmer performing artist!

What excites you about Luzerne Music Center?

I am very excited to meet and work with campers and become a part of their journeys as they seek to grow into the musicians they want to be. The atmosphere at Luzerne is so welcoming and warm, and I am thrilled to be a part of that! I look forward to sharing musical experiences and meaningful times together. 

What can campers expect to learn while working with you this summer?

The campers can expect tailored instruction to help them grow in their musicianship, practice efficiency, professionalism, technique, ensemble skills, and performance preparation. I love using strengths to develop areas of weakness and tracking progress as we work towards specific goals. My aim is that when campers leave Luzerne, they will have more tools for success than when they started and will be renewed and inspired in their passion for music!