Soflin, Elizabeth

Tucson, Arizona

Elizabeth Soflin’s past performances have included appearances as a soloist and ensemble member at venues around the United States, Canada, China, and Europe.  She is an avid performer of contemporary solo and chamber works for percussion and often collaborates with composers through premieres and commissions.  Notably, she has worked closely with Stuart Saunders Smith through private sessions to workshop his works and a commissioned work for speaking percussion and saxophone duo.  She has also been involved in commissions and premieres by Mark Applebaum, Matthew Burtner, and Derick Evans.  Currently, Elizabeth is based in Tucson, Arizona, where she enjoys an active performance schedule, performing for organizations such as Northern Arizona University, the Tucson Museum of Art, the Interference Concert Series, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tucson Friends of Music, Tucson Church of Beethoven, and the Arizona Senior Academy.  She frequently appears alongside saxophonist Michael Weiss as part of the Weiss/Soflin Duo.

In addition, Elizabeth is also an active educator, serving as the assistant band director/percussion specialist for Pusch Ridge Christian Academy and teaching lessons for the Tucson Symphony Women’s Association.  Past teaching experience includes private collegiate instruction at The University of Tennessee and the University of Arizona.  She is a current DMA candidate at the University of Arizona, and holds degrees in music performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Central Michigan University.