Associate Professor of Piano
Noted for her “sensitivity” and “generous imagination” (La Suisse, Geneva, Switzerland), pianist Elizabeth Moak’s recent performances include Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Québec. Winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition and several national competitions including the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Auditions, Elizabeth has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. As soloist, she has also appeared on national television, radio, and with orchestras including the Orchestre de Chambre de Neuchâtel, the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to honors for her solo playing, she has received awards for her collaborative work from the Music Academy of the West and Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University (piano studies with Leon Fleisher, Ann Schein, and Julian Martin).
Dr. Moak holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory and the Neuchâtel Conservatory ( Switzerland). For eight years Elizabeth served on the faculty of Millsaps College, where she was honored with the “Outstanding Young Faculty Award.” In 2004, Elizabeth joined the faculty of The University of Southern Mississippi.