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Elisa Moskovitz

Elisa Moskovitz


Elisa Moskovitz earned the B.M.E. and M. M. degrees from Winthrop College and the D.M.A. from USC in 1989. She taught music in Lexington School District One from 1977-2006, finishing as Choral Director at White Knoll High School. She founded the district’s honors children’s choir in 1987 and received Target 2000 grants to establish classes in Advanced Placement Music Theory, chamber music, and piano at Lexington High School in 1990. Dr. Moskovitz taught every grade level except kindergarten during her tenure at Lexington One. In addition to her teaching career, Dr. Moskovitz has maintained an active role in the area’s musical community as Organist/Choirmaster at St. Timothy’s Episcopal and Centennial ARP Churches in Columbia, and The Anglican Church of the Redeemer in Orangeburg. She is also adjunct professor to the USC School of Music, Coordinator of Music at the Tri-District Arts Consortium, and adjudicator for numerous festivals and contests. Moskovitz has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, and orchestral soloist. She has appeared regularly in ensemble performances, particularly with The Southern Arts Trio and in collaboration with violinist John Bauer. She was a finalist in the SCMTA competition, and twice the alternate for the SC Arts Commission Fellowship Award in music performance, and has appeared on SC Public Radio and Peachtree State Public Radio broadcasts, at Piccolo Spoleto, and as a guest artist at The Sweetbriar Piano Festival. A 1992 NEH fellow for independent study in the humanities and a recipient of a research grant from the National Music Education Project (1990), Dr. Moskovitz has published articles in The American Music Teacher (1990) and The Journal of Research in Music Education (1992). Her syllabus for AP Music Theory was solicited and published in the College Board’s 1993 Teacher’s Guide to AP Music Theory.

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