Elizabeth Darling is a current Artist Diploma student in flute at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where she studies with the Henrik Heide. She holds a M.M. from Ohio University, where she studied with Professor Alison Brown Sincoff. Mrs. Darling received a B.M.E. from Ithaca College, where she studied with Suzuki instructor Elizabeth Shuhan. In addition to this education, Elizabeth has received Suzuki early education training from the Eastern Tennessee State University Suzuki program where she attended “Nurtured By Love” with Rebecca Paluzzi and “Book 1 methods” with David Geary.
An avid performer, Mrs. Darling has achieved a great deal of success in both local and national competitions including first prize in Ohio University’s Concerto Competition where she performed the Nielsen Concerto for flute with the Ohio University Orchestra, first prize in the Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition Woodwind Division, 1st prize in the Rochester Flute Association’s Emerging Artist Competition, and second place in the Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition. More recently, Elizabeth was a 2nd place finalist for the MidSouth Young Artist competition in 2017.
A passionate orchestral musician, she has been a finalist for orchestra positions with the Lexington Symphony Orchestra and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony and Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra. Her additional professional pit experience includes flute and piccolo for an off-broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Chorus Line”, and various Operas by Britten, Bernstein, Messiaen and Mozart.
An active chamber musician, she enjoys performing in a chamber group with her husband, and together “The Darling Duo” commissioned multiple works for flute and euphonium – some of the first in the repertoire for this instrumental pairing.
Currently, her teaching studio has students of all ages learning both traditional and Suzuki study. She is thrilled to be joining the Manuel Creative Arts Academy, and to move to Dayton with her husband Steve and King Charles Cavalier puppy, James, in Fall of 2018.