ELIZABETH KOONTZ, SOPRANO

Elizabeth has an innate talent for both singing and understanding the vocal instrument. Her creative approach to coaching integrates a wide variety of technical exercises with visualizations. By combining song critique and technical work, I experienced tangible progress in my abilities as a singer

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ABOUT

When Soprano Elizabeth Koontz sang her first solo at the age of 5 in a Sunday morning church service, a life-long passion of singing and music was ignited. Her rich, crystal clear voice has been heard in opera houses and concert halls nationwide. Her interpretations of standard and modern repertoire have garnered praise from critics such as Opera News, who describe her as a “Strong, Stirring and Agile Soprano,” and “Golden-Voiced.”

After many years of performing, Ms. Koontz settled in her hometown of Cincinnati, OH in 2014, where she teaches private voice and piano lessons in her home studio. Elizabeth has been teaching for 13 years, and she enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels of proficiency. Please visit the "Voice and Piano Studio" page for more information about lessons!

In the Cincinnati area, Elizabeth has been a soloist with many local churches, including Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, the Indian Hill Church, and the Vineyard Cincinnati Church. She has sung twice with the Middletown Civic Chorus and Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in Handel's Messiah. Active in her community, Ms. Koontz regularly sings for official Village of Mariemont events such as the Fourth of July Parade and the Annual Memorial Ceremony for September 11 Victims.

Before moving back to her hometown of Cincinnati, Elizabeth was an active performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Koontz was chosen to sing a private concert for the Late Mayor Edwin Lee in celebration of his daughter's engagement. Ms. Koontz was the featured performer at Bayview Opera House for several community events, and she was the soloist at the Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Presidio National Cemetery in honor of America's veterans. Ms. Koontz also sang with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra with great acclaim under Maestro Michael Morgan as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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ACADEMICS AND AWARDS

 

Indiana University Master of Music in Voice— 2008
Indiana University Bachelor of Music in Voice— 2006

American Traditions National Singing Competition—Finalist 2013
The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges Grant Award—Finalist 2010
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions—First Place 2008
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions—First Place 2007
Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition—Third Place 2004
National Music Clubs Association Competition—First Place 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

CONCERT/RECITAL

Cincinnati's Jump 'n' Jive Show

Great Wolf Lodge, 2016

Cincinnati's Jump n' Jive Show Band

The Leapin Lizard Lounge (Covington, KY). 2016

Winter Wonderland Bayview Opera House, San Francisco, CA. 2013

Wreaths Across America Ceremony, Presidio National Cemetery, San Francisco, 2013

Community Tree Lighting and Holiday Market Bayview Opera House,

San Francisco, CA. 2013

Jazz Night presented by Bayview Opera House Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco, CA. 2013

Opera Night Featuring Elizabeth Koontz, Soprano Colosseo Ristorante in North Beach, San Francisco, 2013

60th Anniversary Concert Indian Hill Church, Cincinnati, OH. 2012

Middletown Civic Chorus and Orchestra at Christ United Methodist Church

Elizabeth Koontz, Soloist, 2011

Here I Am (New Composition)

Cincinnati Vineyard Community Church

2010


Middletown Civic Chorus and Orchestra at Christ United Methodist Church

Elizabeth Koontz, Soloist, 2010

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra

2009

LET’S CONNECT

Cincinnati, OH 45227

415-741-4406

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