Elizabeth Saunders has served on the board of directors since 2011, as chair of the events committee for several years before taking on the duties of registrar in 2014. Currently maintaining her private voice studio in New York City and New Jersey, she has also trained opera singers at the New National Theater Tokyo’s Young Artist Training Program, served on the private voice faculty at Trinity College in Hartford, and as artist-instructor for the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Saunders has performed in concert, opera, and musical theater around the United States, and in Germany, Japan, and Italy. Recognized by international Ives scholars as one of the most compelling artists to be performing the songs of Charles Ives today, she maintains a repertoire of over 50 of his songs. Her Ives performances also brought her to the attention of jazz legend Anthony Braxton, whose genre-bending avant-garde works she now performs and records. She received her BM degree in vocal arts from the University of Southern California and her Artist Diploma in opera performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
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