Elizabeth Lepock, soprano, is a freelance singer, voice pedagogue, and researcher local to Kitchener, Ontario. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from University of Western Ontario. Over the course of her doctoral studies, in addition to honing her performance and pedagogy skills, Elizabeth also pursued ground-breaking interdisciplinary research into muscle tension voice disorders. Elizabeth’s love of music includes a continuous desire to learn, a passion for performing, and a nurturing but also stimulating approach to teaching. Her varied teaching experiences include more than fifteen years as a private voice and piano teacher, six years on faculty at Ontario Mennonite Music Camp, Conrad Grebel University College, and varied teaching assistant positions at the masters and doctoral level.
Elizabeth maintains a large private studio of students at diverse levels, including beginners, students who are retraining after experiencing vocal dysfunction, and young professionals. Many of her students have achieved first class honours in exams and received acclaim at music festivals and competitions. However, her teaching philosophy is to centre lessons around student-goals – anything from pursuing music as a career to learning to sing in-tune. Her mantra as a voice teacher is: “Anyone can sing!”
Elizabeth enjoys performing a wide variety of repertoire including opera, oratorio, and recital, but her first love is recital – the ideal combination of her passion for foreign languages, poetry, and the intimacy of chamber music. In recent recitals, she has begun to speak to important social justice topics, including mental health and sexism. Elizabeth is currently serving on the executive of NATS Ontario as Secretary and Chair of Research.