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Liz Ericksen

Liz Ericksen

  • Senior Lecturer in Violin and Viola, Music

Education & Professional History

University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), BS, MMus.

At Carleton since 1993.

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Music

ELIZABETH ERICKSEN (Violin, Viola) teaches violin and viola at Carleton College and MacPhail Center for Music and coaches string quartets in the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education Program. Elizabeth holds BS and MM degrees from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana where she studied with Paul Rolland. She has also studied with Mary West and coached string quartets with Joseph Gingold and Abraham Skernick. For the past three years, she has been a member of Ensemble L’Autumno, a small ensemble which performs music for strings and piano in the Fall of the year. A founding member of the Sartory String Quartet, she has also been a regular orchestral member of VocalEssence (formerly Plymouth Music Series), where she participated in a wide variety of programs and several award-winning recordings. She plays viola on several CDs of chamber music by Phillip Rhodes (Emeritus Composer in Residence at Carleton.) In the summers, she serves as a coach for GTCYS (Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies) summer Orchestra camp and the Sartory String Quartet Institute (sponsored by MacPhail), an intensive two week experience in the string quartet literature for talented junior high and high school string players.

She was recently voted-in as President-Elect of MNSOTA, the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association.  Previously, she served as secretary for the same organization and also coordinated the MNSOTA State Solo Competition for young string players. She has contributed a number of articles to String Notes, MNSOTA’s journal.  Recently, she has been asked to give several workshops on the string pedagogy films of Paul Rolland (The Teaching of Action In String Playing).

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