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Rowan Prep Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Devereux

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Elizabeth Devereux is the Suzuki String Coordinator at Rowan University Prep. She teaches both Suzuki and traditional violin, as well as Suzuki group classes. She is passionate about teaching, performing, and writing about music, and finds a combined outlet for these three passions in her blog: SoundStrings.wordpress.com. Lizzie performs regularly with various chamber groups and orchestras in the Philadelphia area. Her performance career has taken her from Philadelphia and other major U.S. cities to engagements in Leipzig, Vienna, Prague, and Trieste, Italy. She has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for artists such as Martin Chalifour, Ellen DePasquale, Lawrence Dutton, and Robert McDonald. While in Philadelphia, Lizzie has received regular coachings with Amy Oshiro-Morales, of the Philadelphia Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. At ECU she completed her long-term Suzuki teacher training with Distinguished Professor Joanne Bath, becoming certified in all 10 Suzuki books, and studied violin with Professor Ara Gregorian. Lizzie holds a Bachelor of Arts in French literature from Columbia University, where she studied violin with Min-Young Kim, of the Daedalus String Quartet. Lizzie is also a Teaching Artist with Play On, Philly!, an afterschool music program inspired by the Venezuela's El Sistema and directed by Stanford Thompson.

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