Dr. Elisabeth Shafer has joined the University of Akron School of Music faculty as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone.
Hailed by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “outstanding” and “fearless,” Shafer is a dedicated orchestral, chamber, and solo musician, performing in numerous East Coast orchestras and festivals. She is a founding member of the Boston Trombone Project, a Boston-based trombone chamber ensemble. An avid early music and sackbut player, she has collaborated in numerous ensembles, including historical performance recitals at Boston University, the Yale Schola Cantorum Orchestra, Yale Collegium Players, and Temple University Mozart Players.
A native of State College, Pennsylvania, Shafer earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. She received a Master of Music from Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Temple University. Her primary teachers include Toby Oft, Scott Hartman, and Matthew Vaughn. She was a Teaching Artist in the Music in Schools Initiative in New Haven, CT, and has taught aural skills classes for undergraduates and graduate students at Boston University and Yale University.