Elizabeth Van Wirt teaches Applied Percussion at Regis University. She performs regularly as an orchestral percussionist, chamber musician, and soloist.  Recent engagements include the Colorado Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and Colorado Music Festival.  Elizabeth is a member of the South Florida based Nu Deco Ensemble, an innovative 21st century orchestra.  Elizabeth was the 3rd prize laureate of the prestigious Universal Marimba Competition 2011 in Belgium.  She is recorded as a soloist on Ney Rosauro’s disc “Early Mallet Works” and most recently featured on the 2016 album “Onyx” released by the Society of Composers, Inc. In addition to her varied performance career, she has maintained a schedule of teaching private lessons and in classroom settings, as well as at the collegiate level (Miami Dade College, 2011-2015).  She holds two degrees from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.  Elizabeth currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is a proud Yamaha and Vic Firth Artist.