Mercyhurst University

Beth Etter, D.M.A.

Collaborative Pianist

D'Angelo 34

814-824-2394

Dr. Elizabeth Etter holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord performance and a Master of Music as a double major in Collaborative Piano and Harpsichord performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Anne Epperson and Doris Ornstein. She graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A., where she subsequently served on the piano faculty while maintaining a thriving independent studio from which many students were launched with illustrious careers. She founded the Summer Music Festival and Music Outreach Program at Allegheny College and served as Executive and Artistic Director of the celebrated international festival for young chamber musicians. She has performed on many stages throughout the eastern United States including the Chautauqua Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Carnegie Music Hall.  She has mentored and taught hundreds of young performers, and has served as a juror for national and international competitions, presented arts-in-education workshops for preschool through college audiences, and moderated as a panelist for national music conferences.  Her performances and interviews have been aired on WQED, WCLV, and WQLN. Specializing in early keyboard performance and chamber music, her passion lies in the collaboration and communication involved in playing chamber music.  Her performances include the Erie Philharmonic, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble, Cleveland Camerata, Erie Chamber Orchestra, and the Holter Chamber Music Festival in Italy. She currently serves as piano faculty at Edinboro University and is a staff pianist at Mercyhurst University and Duquesne University.