Elizabeth conducts the WashU Choir.
Elizabeth Hogan knows no greater joy than helping her students reach their fullest potential as humans and as musicians. She's done so in a variety of settings within education and non-profit sectors with students from age 5 to 85. Outside of her work as Interim Director of Choirs at Washington University in St. Louis, Elizabeth serves as the Executive Director of the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association, a small (but mighty) non-profit with a mission of spreading cheer and supporting local children's charities. She is the founder of Elevated Harmonics Studio, offering music lessons, educator coaching and professional development resources for creative individuals.
An active singer, clinician, adjudicator and coach across the United States and internationally, Dr. Hogan brings a passion for helping people discover beauty in themselves and the world around them through the study of music. Her collegiate choral experience includes directing the Women’s Choruses at Webster University and the University of Missouri, as well as assisting with the University of Missouri’s Choral Union, and University Singers. Prior to her work in higher education, she was employed in public school choral programs in the Parkway and Lindbergh School Districts in suburban St. Louis. She guided young singers and educators as a director and community engagement coordinator with The St. Louis Children’s Choirs. She was the founding artistic director of the Courante Youth Chorus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Elizabeth sings Alto II in mirabai, a professional women’s choral ensemble.
Prior to 2021, Dr. Hogan previously served as Assistant Professor of Music Education and program coordinator at Southeast Missouri State University and taught music education courses at University of Missouri, the University of Missouri – St. Louis and Webster University. Dr. Hogan earned her PhD in Learning Teaching and Curriculum from the University of Missouri, MM from Michigan State University in Choral Conducting, her BS in Education from the University of Missouri, and her Artist Teacher Certificate through the Choral Music Experience Institute. She studied conducting with Dr. Paul Crabb, Dr. David Rayl, Dr. Jonathan Reed, and Dr. Sandra Snow; she studied voice with Prof. Ann Harrell. Her research/teaching mentor is Dr. Wendy Sims.