Dr. Elizabeth Soflin’s past performances include appearances as a soloist and ensemble member at venues around the United States, Mexico, Canada, China, and Europe. She is an avid performer of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion and often collaborates with composers through premieres and commissions. In addition to performing and presenting masterclasses as a soloist, she often appears in concert alongside saxophonist Michael Weiss as half of the Weiss/Soflin Duo. She currently serves the percussion community in the state of Arizona as the Percussive Arts Society Arizona chapter president. Recently, she was a performer at the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium and at the first ever Marimba+Voice Festival.
Elizabeth is also an active educator, serving as assistant band director/director of percussion at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. Her PRCA students regularly participate in performances, clinics, and workshops around the state of Arizona and have also participated in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis under her direction. She also maintains a small private teaching studio and serves as a percussion teacher for the Tucson Youth Music Center. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona and holds music performance degrees from the University of Tennessee and Central Michigan University.
Elizabeth Soflin is a proud artist endorser of Black Swamp Percussion and Mike Balter Mallets.