Lecturer of Voice
D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin
M.M., University of Texas-Austin
B.A., Indiana University-Bloomington
257 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Contralto Elizabeth Pétillot enjoys an active and versatile career as an engaging performer in opera, oratorio, chamber music, and recital. Upcoming engagements include chamber music recitals in Southern France and Madrid, Spain, a masterclass and performance residency at Fredonia University in upstate NY, and a concert tour of the mid-west with the Grammy nominated chamber choir Conspirare directed by Craig Hella Johnson.
Dr. Pétillot is a champion of new music and has premiered many works including art song, chamber music and works for chamber choir by numerous composers. She is a founding member of the Chiaroscuro Trio, which has recently commissioned song cycles from composers Dr. Rob Deemer of Fredonia University, Dan Welcher of the University of TX at Austin, and Graham Reynolds – renowned composer of film music and founder of the Golden Arm Trio. Her trio will perform in various locations in 2011-2012 including Cincinnati, OH, El Paso, TX and Eau Claire, WI and will finish the season with the release of its first CD featuring traditional and premiere American repertoire.
Elizabeth is excited to have joined the voice faculty at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire where she teaches voice and intro to singing. Before moving to WI, Elizabeth taught voice, diction, music appreciation, and class piano at the University of TX at Austin, Rend Lake College, and John A. Logan College. Elizabeth speaks Italian and French fluently and has studied music at Indiana University Bloomington where she received her Bachelors degree in vocal performance, and at the University of Texas at Austin where she completed both her Master's degree and her DMA.