Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Eschen is a classical singer, voice teacher, and clinician living in the Boston area. Her singing career spans everything from new music (Lorelei Ensemble founding member) to opera (Boston Lyric Opera’s 2016 Carmen) to musical theatre (Ensemble in the 2016 Studio Cast Album of Hunchback of Notre Dame), and she finds herself now enjoying a career in choral music and solo oratorio. She regularly performs with Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music (soloist), and Upper Valley Baroque in New Hampshire, and has made featured solo appearances with Rhode Island Civic Chorale, Cantata Singers, Harvard Choruses, Back Bay Chorale. Music at Marsh Chapel, Newburyport Choral Society, and the Quincy Choral Society. Her love for early music and the music of Bach was cemented during her experiences with renowned Bach scholar/educator Helmuth Rilling in the Weimar Bach Academy and Christmas Oratorio in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, and she continues to celebrate his legacy as a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus.
From an early age, Liz found herself at the intersection of solo voice and choral music, and her work as a voice teacher, academic lecturer, and vocal coach/clinician for choirs now lives at the intersection of these fields. In her work at Harvard University, Liz is the Director of the Holden Voice Program and works with Director of Choral Activities Andrew Clark on creating individual learning and performance opportunities that supplement and bolster the massed work of the Harvard Choruses. She holds appointments as the Teaching Fellow/Vocal Coach for the Radcliffe Choral Society and Instructor for Skills for Singing. Liz is strongly motivated by equity and access issues in the field and serves as the President of NATS Boston, where she works to connect & galvanize the voice community. She holds degrees from Boston University (M.M., Conducting) and Providence College (B.A. Vocal Performance, English), and when not belting out Hamilton (or teaching others to do so) can usually be found near or in a body of water, walking in nature, spending time with her partner and his son, or reading about our shared humanity.