Elizabeth Knight


Elizabeth Johnson Knight has taught voice for over a decade, and held teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Louisiana, Monroe, Murray State University, the University of North Texas, and Richland College. She recently joined the faculty of the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music. In addition to private voice, she has taught English, Italian, French, and German Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and Opera Workshop. Her research interests include assessment techniques for the applied studio and the effects of posture on the acoustics of the singing voice. She has presented papers at the New Voice Educators' Symposium, the Texoma NATS Artist Series, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium. She was selected nationally to participate in the prestigious NATS Intern Program in 2008. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of North Texas (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Mississippi (BM).

Elizabeth, a 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. Recent appearances include the role of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with Louisiana Opera and guest solo appearances with the Duke Vespers Ensemble and the University of Illinois Chamber Singers/Sinfonia da Camera. She has also appeared with Ars Lyrica, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Paducah Symphony Orchestra, the Bach Festival of Central Florida, and the North Central Louisiana Masterworks. Elizabeth has also sung in professional choral ensembles across the United States, including Orpheus Chamber Singers, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Vox Humana, Kinnara, and the South Dakota Chorale. She is a long-time member of the Chorale of the Carmel Bach Festival. Elizabeth can be heard as mezzo soloist in Duruflé's Requiem on South Dakota Chorale's debut recording In Paradisum (Gothic, 2012) and on the premiere recording of Vox Humana, Into the Night (Naxos, 2013) as well as South Dakota Chorale’s second release, Sacred Songs of Life and Love (Pentatone, 2015). She has been a finalist in the American Bach Society/Bach Choir of Bethlehem vocal competition and a national semifinalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition.