Dear Musical Theatre Resources readers,
Throughout this week, I have been introducing you to our growing team of new writers and contributors here on the blog. Today, I have another exciting staff addition to announce: Elizabeth Gerbi. I’ve known Liz for years, and I can say with confidence that she is one of the most intelligent and multi-talented people working in the field today. As with our other new contributors, please keep an eye out for for her posts here at Musical Theatre Resources in the near future!
“Elizabeth Gerbi is well-known across the Northeast as a versatile vocalist, vocal instructor/coach, choral educator, and musical conductor (100+ productions). As a singer-actor, she has appeared in regional productions ranging from Annie Get Your Gun to I Pagliacci to The Kenny Rogers Christmas Tour. Recent theatrical projects include musical directing The Chris Betz Show at Rose’s Turn and the Sage Theatre in NYC andTommy for the Theatre Company at Debaun Auditorium, Side Show at Westchester Broadway Theatre, conducting The Sound of Music for the Wagon Wheel Theatre of Warsaw, Indiana, adapting Starmites 2000 for Broadway composer Barry Keating, and accompanying master classes for Broadway veteran Ken Jennings and Cabaret artist Jason Summers (opening for Sutton Foster). A specialist in choral arranging and working with treble voices, she is also a former consultant for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Music Library, where she assisted in adapting several titles for the G2K series.
Elizabeth attended Ithaca College (BFA,Voice and Music Education), studied choral conducting at the Berkshire Choral Festival and Westminster Choir College, is a Level-III graduate in Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, and completed a Masters in Music from Boston University. She is currently a DMA candidate in Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah Conservatory, where she hopes to concentrate on the effects of diet and wellness measures in the training of professional voice users (just ask, and she will happily discuss her recent “veggie-powered” Century bike ride, Marathon, and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification!), as well as comparative musical theater training techniques. Elizabeth is also member of the adjunct faculty at SUNY Dutchess (DCC), where she instructs both classical/concert and crossover genres. She currently conducts the DCC choral ensembles and teaches Vocal Repertoire, Applied Voice (Solo and Vocal Chamber Ensembles), and History of Musical Theater.”