Photo by Katrin Talbot

Photo by Katrin Talbot

As a performer, pedagogue, clinician, and researcher, Elizabeth DeLamater is committed to bringing the highest level of percussion and steelpan performance to students and audiences alike. Elizabeth teaches at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the International Music Camp.

In demand as a guest artist and clinician, She was a guest artist at the 2018 Honduras Internacional Festival de Percussión, and will appear at the Northwest Percussion Festival in Spring 2019. Her recordings of Nicholaus Meyer’s new music for marimba will publish this spring.

Active as new music, classical, and popular ensemble performer Elizabeth has performed with Kaganu Percussion, Crossing 32nd Street, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, and Opera Project Columbus.

With over twenty years of experience teaching percussion and steelband, Elizabeth has taught at Youngstown State University, Baldwin Wallace University, Roosevelt University, and North Central College. Her published work can be found in the Instrumentalist, Percussive Notes, and Panpress. Elizabeth hosts and produces the Art Lives podcast.

Elizabeth has been fortunate to study and participate in many of the world’s percussion traditions. She performed at the 2000 Trinidad World Steelband Festival and the 2005 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama competition with Phase II Pan Groove. She studied Wolof and Malinke drumming in Senegal and The Gambia in 2010, and gyil, Ewe and Ga music in Ghana in 2016 at Dagara Music Center. Her numerous festival and conference appearances include multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conferences, including the world premiere of Jenny Olivia Johnson's "COMA: I was in Pink" in 2015 and a performance/clinic in 2017.

Elizabeth serves on the Percussive Arts Society Diversity Alliance and the PAS Health and Wellness Committee. She is a board member of the International Music Camp and a US advocate for Fundación Artes Educativas Coros Y Orquestas de Honduras.

Elizabeth received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University , her Master of Music Performance degree from The Florida State University, and her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Northern Illinois University.

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Photo: Sabar drums on the roof of the Konate house, Guedaiwaye, Senegal

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