Liza W. is a professional singer, harpist, and composer. As a soloist and ensemble musician, Liza brings a new dimension to the harp’s role in contemporary music, striving to expand the possibilities for this unique instrument in Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin, and World music. She grew up immersed in the vibrant musical culture of the San Francisco Bay Area and now is based in Los Angeles. Liza began teaching in high school and loves to share her passion for music with her students. She teaches voice, harp, music theory and history, music composition and arranging, and world music genres including Celtic and Latin music. Liza hold a Master's in Music from USC Thornton School of Music and a Bachelor's in Music from IU Jacobs School of Music.
Composer, arranger, and MD for this Australian based Performance Company. Most recently collaborated in the development of original work, “Renaceré”, for the Festival de las Almas in Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Wrote vocal and instrumental score, conducted chamber orchestra, directed quartet of singers, performed as featured singer and dancer.
Taught vocal technique and repertoire, music theory, ear training, and music history. Directed the choir, a cappella ensembles, and string chamber groups. Created vocal and instrumental arrangements and compositions.
Teaching Assistant (TA) to Prof. JoAnn Turovsky. Taught weekly lecture classes on the history of the harp and harp technique as well as private harp lessons for Harp Elective students and Harp Minor students.
Taught classes on harp technique as well as Mexican, Venezuelan, and Greek repertoire.