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Department ofMusic

Elizabeth Neff

Elizabeth Neff

Piano, Staff Accompanist

Elizabeth Neff is a native of Santa Cruz County where her piano studies began at age 5 with her mother. She then studied with Connie Fortunato and Elena Sharkova until she was 17 years old when she joined the studio of Irina Prilipko-Morgan, who was the influence inspiring Elizabeth to major in music.

Elizabeth attended Cabrillo College, working under Cheryl Anderson as a teaching assistant. She continued her studies at San Jose State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in solo piano performance under Dr. Gwendolyn Mok. Her Master’s degrees, in Collaborative Piano and solo Vocal Performance, were obtained at Notre Dame de Namur University where she studied with Daniel Lockert, Dr. Lee Strawn, and Hatem Nadim.

Prior to and since graduating from NDNU in 2015, Elizabeth has performed with numerous solo vocalists, choirs, and schools in the Bay Area, and is currently employed at Santa Clara University as a vocal coach for music students.