Professor Elizabeth Ring

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Professor Ring holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Alabama in vocal performance as well as a Master of Music from Belmont University in vocal pedagogy and performance with special emphasis on vocal health and voice disorders, culminating in her graduate thesis, “A Singing Teacher's Manual: A Simple and Concise Introduction of Vocal Health, Voice Disorders, and Rehabilitation in the Singing Voice.”

As a lyric coloratura soprano, she made her operatic debut with Mobile Opera performing Betty in the regional premiere of Robert Ward's The Crucible under Maestro Jerome Shannon. Other operatic roles include Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Marie in Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Susanna in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Gretal in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretal. Ms. Ring has also performed in a variety of musical theatre and oratorio roles, including The Widow in Mendelssohn's Elijah, Eve in Haydn's Creation, Clara in The Light in the Piazza, Marian the Librarian in The Music Man, Louisa in The Fantasticks, and Wendy in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She has studied and coached with renowned singers and pedagogues, including Metropolitan Opera soprano Linda Zoghby, Ingo Titze, Thomas R. Blaylock, and Jeannette LoVetri.

She is a first place winner of the Alabama NATS Competition and has held numerous church music positions throughout her career as singer, conductor, and accompanist. Professor Ring is active in the Nashville musical community, including performing regularly with the Nashville Symphony Chorus. She was recently soprano soloist in the regional premiere performance of The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Committed to preserving music and music education in the community, she is an active member of the Nashville Sigma Alpha Iota alumnae chapter.