Elizabeth Widzinski Adjunct Professor
BM – State University of New York at Potsdam
MM – Wichita State University
Elizabeth Widzinski is currently an Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Canisius College and the State University of New York at Fredonia. She completed a Master in Music Performance from Wichita State University. 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 is currently an active freelance musician in Buffalo, NY. She has performed in ensemble settings with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Cheektowaga Symphony, Opera-Lytes, as a substitute clarinetist for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music for Peace Orchestra and is also part of the improvisational musical collaboration with dance company Biggs & Co., based in Buffalo, NY. She has also cultivated successful chamber experiences that have inspired her continued exploration of the instrument. Most notably, past solo performances include work as a soloist with the Fredonia Clarinet Ensemble and as a guest artist for the Single Reed Summit at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
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.