Elizabeth Brightbill

Flute Ensemble Director

Elizabeth Brightbill lives in central Virginia where she performs in the
flute and cello duo Terra Voce and teaches students of all ages. Prior to her
move to Virginia, she held the position of Principal Flute with the Tulsa
Philharmonic Orchestra for ten years and performed with a number of other
orchestras across the country. Performance highlights with Terra Voce
include appearances on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and as a
finalist in the National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition.
Terra Voce currently performs throughout Virginia as a part of the Virginia
Commission for the Arts Performing Arts Touring Program and the
ensemble has recorded three CDs, one of which earned the “Editor’s Pick”
recognition on CD Baby. A recipient of multiple awards, Elizabeth was
named a winner in the National Flute Association Research Competition,
semi-finalist in the NFA Young Artist Competition, and 2nd Runner-up in
the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition. In addition to her performance
with Terra Voce, Elizabeth’s current artistic pursuits include the study of
Brazilian choro and early childhood flute education. She holds the Doctor of
Music degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has
taught at several universities throughout central Virginia, is on faculty at
Crozet Arts, and teaches privately in her home studio in Crozet.