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Elizabeth Manus brings a diverse background to her activity as a professional pianist and vocal coach. In addition to her expansive career as an accompanist, she has also presented solo recitals at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride Theater, Ethical Society, and the Academy of Music Ballroom. Elizabeth’s classical training, combined with her extensive knowledge of vocal and instrumental repertoire, demonstrate her skill and versatility performing with choral groups, solo singers, instrumentalists, and orchestral ensembles.

Elizabeth has recently joined the piano faculty of The Westtown School, West Chester, PA. She is the accompanist for the Bucks County Choral Society, and is on the piano faculty of Muhlenberg College. During July 2013, Elizabeth served as a staff pianist for the Foulger International Music Festival, Union, NJ. Past summers have included working with singers as an accompanist/vocal coach for the Germantown Institute for the Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Elizabeth has served as accompanist for the New England Music Camp, Sidney, Maine, and for the Strings International Music Festival, Philadelphia, PA, during which she performed with the festival chamber orchestra in Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center. Given her interest in contemporary music, she was selected to perform in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. At the Kimmel Center in 2002, Elizabeth performed as part of the Celebration of 150 years of Steinway Pianos. She has served as accompanist for the Music Group of Philadelphia, Voces Novae et Antique, and for the Singing City Choir which was featured in the International Choral Festival de Cuba, Havana, Cuba. She performed as pianist with Choral Arts Society and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's 8th Symphony given at Avery Fisher Hall in New York and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Curtis Institute of Music, and University of the Arts, Elizabeth has studied piano with Susan Starr, and Vladimir Sokoloff. While pursuing a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance at the University of the Arts, she received the Ezerman Piano Award, recognizing excellence in performance, and the President’s Award for Academic and Artistic Achievement. Overseas musical studies include a Diploma in Piano and Chamber Music from L’ecole D’ Art Americaines, Fontainbleau, France. Elizabeth also has a background in organ from her studies with David Spicer and Robert Elmore. She is a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.