Elisa Moskovitz earned the B.M.E. (choral, piano pedagogy) and the M.M. (piano performance) degrees from Winthrop College and the D.M.A. in piano pedagogy and performance from The University of South Carolina, studying piano with Charles Fugo. She further studied with Walter Hautzig at The Hartt School of Music and coached with pianists Richard Goode, Claude Frank, and George Katz. She also completed coursework at Christ Church College, Oxford, England in 1996.
As a pianist, Moskovitz has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, and orchestral soloist. She has served as pianist of The Southern Arts Trio and has appeared regularly in professional ensemble performances, most recently with the Augusta Symphony Chamber Players, with violinist John Bauer at Piccolo Spoleto, and as guest soloist with the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra. She has been a finalist in the SCMTA competition and twice the alternate for the SC Arts Commission Fellowship Award in music performance. She has also appeared on SC Public Radio and Peachtree State Public Radio broadcasts.
Dr. Moskovitz has published scholarly articles in The American Music Teacher, The Journal of Research in Music Education, and Twentieth Century Culture 1: American Culture Since World War II. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including several from the State Department of Education, a research grant from The National Music Education Research Project (Yamaha), a dissertation fellowship from USC, a grant from The Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, and a Fellowship for Independent Study in the Humanities from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has published poetry in the Charleston Poetic Review, Antigone, and Yemassee. She served as a concert reviewer for The State newspaper from 1992-1995.
She is currently Organist/Choirmaster of The Anglican Church of the Redeemer, and until recently, taught as an adjunct professor at The University of South Carolina and served as Coordinator of Music of the Tri-District Arts Consortium. Previously, she taught piano, AP Music Theory, music history, and high school chorus in Lexington School District One, where she also founded the district’s children’s honors choir in 1986. Her theory syllabus was solicited and published in College Board’s Teacher’s Guide to AP Music Theory (1993). Elisa Moskovitz was elected to the Curriculum Leadership Institute for the Arts (ABC), Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Who’s Who of America, and Who’s Who Of American Women. In 2003, she was selected for the prestigious People to People Ambassadorial Program for international collaboration among educators.