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About Elizabeth
“Elizabeth guided me with kindness and support into unfolding parts of myself that I had unknowingly kept locked in my tight muscles in my throat. She is not only a teacher, but a gifted healer for anyone who wants to discover their personal power through their voice.”
Elizabeth Lavenue headshotElizabeth Lavenue trained at Lewis & Clark College and the Wesley Balk Musical Theater Institute. She currently studies with Thomas Blaylock, Director of the Northwest Institute of Voice. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and a Certified Voice Teacher with the Northwest Institute of Voice, Elizabeth has 25 years of experience performing a variety of musical styles. Her performances, honors, and eduction are detailed below.
Detailed Resume:    
Performance Experience    
  Jazz/blues gigs in Portland   Elizabeth Lavenue Jazz Quartet
  Singer in Jazz trio   The Swizzle Chicks
  Singer/Songwriter, Romantic Mythtakes   Humble Divas comedy duo
  Chorus, ONE   Insight-out Theater Collective
  Soprano/founder, Synergy of Song   Leap of Faeth vocal quartet
  Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Middleton Jewish Community Center
  Fran, The Gift of Speech   New Music Visions on Stage
  Soloist, Angels: The Next Generation   Angeltime Productions
  Rachel, NEA Saturday Market Sunday Opera   New Works Northwest
  Phyllis, Iolanthe   Mock’s Crest Productions
  Mabel, Pirates of Penzance   Mock’s Crest Productions
  Fiametta, The Gondoliers   Mock’s Crest Productions
  Peep-bo, The Mikado   Mock’s Crest Productions
  Mabel, Pirates of Penzance   Linn-Benton Community Chorale
  Chorus, Samson and Delilah, Falstaff   Portland Opera Association
  Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs   Portland Opera Players
  Chorus, Iphigenia in the Temple of the Taurians   Classical Greek Theatre
  Hansel, Hansel and Gretel   Lewis & Clark College
  Queen of the Night and Papagena, The Magic Flute   Lewis & Clark College
  Fiordiligi, Cosi Fan Tutte   Lewis & Clark College
  Soprano, Handel’s Messiah   The University of Portland
  The Leyden Singers   Oregon Symphony
  Katrina, Ichabod   Opera West, Provo, Utah
  Bridesmaid, Trial by Jury   Opera West, Provo, Utah
  Frasquita, Carmen   Fourth International Vocal School, SLC, Utah
Education & Training    
  Teaching Certification, Northwest Institute of Voice   2000-Present
  Private vocal training   1984-Present
  Vocal Energetics/Sound Healing   1998-2000
  Wesley Balk Musical Theatre Institute   1999
  Fourth International Vocal School   1990
  B.A., Lewis and Clark College   1990
Choral Experience: Soloist    
  Concord Choir    
  First Unitarian Church Choir    
  Lake Oswego Presbyterian Church    
  Lewis & Clark Chamber Choir    
  Lewis & Clark Jazz Choir    
  St. Mark Presbyterian Church Choir    
  Springville Presbyterian Church Choir    
  Tenth Church of Christ, Scientist    
  Westminster Presbyterian Church    
  Woods Hole Community Chorale    
CD Recordings    
  Songs for My Mother, Gospel CD   Soprano soloist
  Lewis & Clark College Indonesian Gamelan, Sweet Breathed Minstrel   Soprano soloist
  Concord Choir, The Mother of Us All   Soprano soloist
  Angeltime Productions, Angels the Next Generation   Soprano soloist
  A Journey to the Heart   Solo vocal recital and poetry readings
Teaching Experience    
  Voice teacher, Cleveland High School   1993-1994
  Voice teacher, Elizabeth Lavenue Vocal Studio, teaching all ages   1994-1995, 2000-present
  Preschool music/movement teacher, Portland Parks & Recreation   1996-1997
  Preschool music/movement teacher, Music Together   2003-present
  First place winner, Lena Belle Tarter Award   1990
  Elenor Leiber Scholarship Competition, Superior rating   1988
  NATS Competition, Superior rating   1988
  Four year Lewis & Clark College Music scholarship   1986-1990
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