Elizabeth Soflin, percussion


Dr. Elizabeth Soflin's past performances have included appearances as a percussion soloist and ensemble member at venues around the United States, Canada, China, and Europe.  She is an avid performer of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion; she often collaborates with composers through premieres and commissions.  Notably, she has worked closely with Stuart Saunders Smith through private coaching of her interpretations of his works, a performance of his Songs I-IX on a showcase of his music at the Robert McCormick Marimba Festival, and a commission for speaking percussionist and saxophone duo entitled Easter in Bingham.    

Currently Dr. Soflin is based in Tucson, AZ, where she enjoys an active performance schedule, frequently appearing alongside saxophonist Michael Weiss as part of the Weiss/Soflin Duo.  She is also an active educator, serving as the assistant band director/ percussion specialist for Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and teaching lessons for the Tucson Symphony Women's Association.  Her students regularly perform around Arizona and have also participated in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention under her direction.  She received her DMA from the University of Arizona and holds degrees from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Central Michigan University.

Elizabeth Soflin is a proud artist endorser of Mike Balter Mallets and Black Swamp Percussion.

For Dr. Soflin's current CV, please click here.