Elizabeth Ojeda is passionate music educator, and young professional harpist, having just received a BMA in Music Education, and another in Harp Performance at the Eastman School of Music, as well as earning a Performer’s Certificate for outstanding performance ability. She is continuing her studies at the Eastman School, for a Master’s in Applied Music. Elizabeth made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 11, and since then has toured the East Coast performing privately and publicly, refining her craft. Her most recent orchestral competition landed her and her fellow performers the title of National Grand Champions at the American String Teacher’s Association Festival in 2014. This past November of 2016, she was awarded first prize in the Eastman School of Music’s Harp Concerto Competition, and appeared alongside Renee Fleming in a world premiere work based on the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, “Letters From Georgia” at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. As of May 2017, Elizabeth has been awarded the Robert Wayne Barlow Harp Prize for Excellence in Harp Performance at the Eastman School of Music.
Elizabeth has dedicated the past several years to spreading the love and understanding of music in various teaching capacities in Rochester, having assisted with the “Music in Motion” program, an outreach based in the Lyell Avenue library, and is looking forward to her continued time on the faculty of the “Theory in Motion” program.