Carol Ann Elze
Carol Ann is a collaborative pianist in the Departments of Dance and Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music. Upon graduation, Carol Ann discovered her love of playing for ballet at Union College, where she had the good fortune to play Master Classes for Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, and former NYCB Principal Dancer, Kyra Nichols. She served as music instructor at St.Mary’s/ St.Alphonsus Regional Catholic School in Glens Falls, where she founded a comprehensive choral and music instruction program for elementary through middle students. From 2009-2014 Carol Ann served as Music Director and Conductor of the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus, and has been accompanist for Adirondack Voices, a community chorus, since 1999. Carol Ann is the organist and Director of Music Ministries of the United Methodist Church of Queensbury. She maintains an active accompanying schedule in the music department, rehearsing, coaching and performing with both instrumentalists and vocal students, and continues working with standout regional high school musicians.
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Patricia A. Hadfield
Pianist Patte Hadfield received a Bachelor of Music from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and did graduate work at Boston University. At Skidmore since 1990, she spends most of her time in the music department, where she accompanies and coaches students in lessons, rehearsals, master classes, auditions and recitals. Patte also teaches Class Piano and plays for Skidmore’s Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the chorus. Since 1997, she has been playing for ballet classes at Skidmore, which has contributed greatly to her appreciation of dance. Patte also maintains a large private piano lesson studio.
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Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius
Dance Musician Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius is a pianist and composer who received her formal musical training at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, where she studied ethnomusicology, jazz piano performance and composition. She holds a BA in African Studies from Brown University. Elizabeth has been working with dancers for over 15 years, and her scores have been used for numerous dance performances in the region and beyond. She performs regularly with the world jazz group Heard.Zankel Music Center 324