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Professor of Oboe
UNC Charlotte

Elizabeth Sullivan is the Associate Professor of Oboe and Musicianship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a passionate educator and performer dedicated to elevating others in all musical fields. 

An accomplished pedagogue, Dr. Sullivan teaches college and private students of all levels. Her students have gone on to study at prestigious music programs, perform broadly in regional orchestras, and teach in middle and high schools. She frequently presents at conferences across North America, including the College Music Society National Conference and the National Association for College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference. A strong supporter of public schools, Dr. Sullivan has been an adjudicator for regional and state middle and high school competitions. She also works to uplift first-generation college students through research and conference presentations.

Dr. Sullivan is a dedicated performer and has played at venues across North America. Her debut album, A Dramatic Journey, was greatly praised by reviewers. She is a founding member of Trio Village, a chamber music group focused on uplifting female and under-represented composers. They have performed at national conferences around the U.S., and they received the distinction of third prize in the Professional Chamber Music division and were finalists for the Ernst Bacon Award for American music in the chamber ensemble division in 2021.

Dr. Sullivan lives in Concord, N.C. with her husband and two children. When not performing or teaching, she can be found tending her garden, caring for her chickens, or hiking in the mountains.