Elizabeth G. Hill ’03, DMA
Concert pianist and educator
Based in Washington, DC, pianist Elizabeth G. Hill ’03 specializes in chamber music, primarily performing with two ensembles. The clarinet and piano duo Meraki strives to awaken cultural compassion through music, and the contemporary classical Balance Campaign focuses on performing new works by composers who are people of color, women, and LGBTQ+.
“I’m drawn to the power of storytelling through music,” she said. “My mission revolves around using music to speak for those who have been silenced, and for those who are underrepresented.”
Also an educator, Hill teaches about 30 private students about the language and power of music.
Hill started college early through MBU’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and relished taking classes in many different areas of study including biochemistry, religion, film studies, sociology, and more.
“Not everything interested me,” she said, “but I think the broad perspective later helped me narrow my focus and tap into finding my identity in the classical music world.”