Elizabeth Johnson Knight, mezzo-soprano

Elizabeth Johnson Knight, American mezzo soprano, is in demand as both a choral and solo artist. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010 as alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with Andrew Megill and the Masterwork Chorus. She has appeared recently with Ars Lyrica, Duke Vespers Ensemble, Sinfonia da Camera, Duke Chapel Bach Choir, Winston-Salem Symphony, and Monroe Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth regularly sings with professional choral ensembles across the United States, including the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Vox Humana, Kinnara Ensemble, and the Grammy-nominated South Dakota Chorale. Elizabeth can be heard as mezzo soloist in Duruflé's Requiem on South Dakota Chorale's debut recording In Paradisum (Gothic, 2012), and has also recorded for Naxos, Pentatone, MSR Classics, and Affetto Records.

Elizabeth holds degrees in voice from the University of North Texas (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Mississippi (BM). She has been on the voice faculties of Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Louisiana Monroe, Murray State University, and the University of North Texas. She is currently on the voice faculty of the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Her research interests include the effects of posture on the acoustics of the singing voice, and she has presented at the New Voice Educators Symposium, the Texoma NATS Artist Series, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She was selected nationally to participate in the prestigious NATS Intern Program in 2008.  For more information, please visit www.lizknightmezzo.com.

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