Elizabeth Widzinski has been an Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at the State University
of New York at Fredonia since 2011, and Canisius College since 2013. She joined the
faculty at Fredonia after completing a Master in Music Performance as Clarinet Graduate
Assistant from Wichita State University in 2010. A native of Rochester, NY, she also
received a Bachelor of Music Performance and Music Business, summa cum laude, from
the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Ms. Widzinski has recently been appointed as a NYSSMA adjudicator, and has a flourishing
private studio in Buffalo, NY. She is currently an active freelancer in Buffalo, NY,
and has had many chamber ensemble experiences in the Western New York area. Most notably,
she has performed and produced an outdoor concert at Artpark in Lewiston, NY, creating
a program featuring chamber music from contemporary composers, and also a similar
program featuring SUNY Fredonia faculty at Pausa Art House in Buffalo, NY. At Fredonia
and Canisius College, she has performed multiple faculty recitals and has been featured
on various Faculty Showcase concerts. Besides being an active performer at Fredonia,
she regularly performs in ensemble settings with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra,
Cheektowaga Symphony, and has performed as a substitute clarinetist for the Wichita
Symphony Orchestra, Music for Peace Orchestra and in numerous occasions for wind ensembles
and orchestras at Wichita State University and SUNY Potsdam. She has cultivated successful
chamber experiences that have inspired her continued exploration of the instrument.
In Ms. Widzinski's time in Wichita, KS, she led first-place-winning chamber groups
in the 2009 and 2010 annual Wolff-Bing Chamber Music Competition. She has also won
first prize with her trio, Trio Frenetique, in the Friends Cello Day Competition.
Among chamber music competitions, she has also advanced to the semi-finals at the
Naftzger Young Artist Competition and the 9th Street Philharmonic Orchestra Young
Artist Competition. Outside of competition awards, Ms. Widzinski also was honored
with the Konrad Wolff & Isle Bing Chamber Music Fellowship from Wichita State University
from 2008-2010 which helped to fund her ever growing desire to attain a higher level
of education, teaching and performance.
Beyond teaching private clarinet lessons, Ms. Widzinski is a part-time repair technician,
working with Brenda Small in Williamsville, NY. She is also an active runner, having
participated in multiple half marathons with aspirations to complete a marathon in
the near future.