Elizabeth Speltz is a performing musician and teacher in the Los Angeles area. She completed her master’s degree in tuba performance with a related field in music education at the University of North Texas in May 2020 while also serving as a Teaching Fellow for the UNT tuba studio. Elizabeth graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Texas in 2017 with bachelor’s degrees in both music education and tuba performance.
As a traveling musician, Elizabeth recently toured throughout Japan as a cast member in the Tony and Emmy award-winning Broadway production “Blast! The Music of Disney”. She has also performed in the coveted Disneyland All-American College Band and recorded on their album at Capitol Records in Los Angeles. While at the University of North Texas, Elizabeth was principal tubist in the Wind Symphony and performed as a soloist with the University of North Texas Symphonic Band. Elizabeth was also a member of UNT’s premier brass chamber group, the Center Brass Quintet, as well as UNT’s top Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. She has recorded in six wind band albums at UNT and has also recorded several tuba solos for Frank Ticheli’s “Making Music Matter” method book series. She has also participated in UNT’s Green Brigade and served multiple years on their instructional staff. While a teaching fellow at North Texas, Elizabeth conducted the 8 O’clock UNT Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, was a brass chamber coach, and was the instructor for the freshman tuba class. Elizabeth’s teachers include Don Little, Brian Bowman, and Wade Yost.
Elizabeth was recognized as the 2015-2016 UNT Outstanding Music Education Student and has a true passion for teaching. One year later, Elizabeth was named the UNT Outstanding Brass Student of the Year. Elizabeth is in her seventh year as a low brass instructor and is excited to continue working with awesome students! In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys running and rock climbing, as well as spending time with her cat, Avery.