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Prof. Elizabeth Barrett

Assistant Professor of Music

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School of Arts and Humanities
740-3972-9000 Ext. 3002Email Prof. Barrett

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  • Messiah returns to MVNU Dec. 5

    MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Mount Vernon Nazarene University will present the 53rd annual performance of G. F. Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel/Auditorium on the MVNU campus. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family and can be purchased at the door or in advance at

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  • Guest vocalist in the State Opera House in Slovakia and for the NATO Environmental Conference in Budapest, Hungary, 2003.
  • Soprano soloist with the Central Florida Bach Festival under the direction of Gabriel Statom, 2008.
  • Soprano soloist with the Knox County Symphony and Kenyon College under the direction of Ben Locke, for Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, 2011.
  • Soloist with the Otterbein University Concert Choir and String Orchestra, for Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, 2012.
  • Guest soloist with the Knox County Symphony under the direction of Ben Locke, 2013.
  • Soprano soloist with for MVNU's performance of Handel's Messiah, 2014.
  • Guest soprano soloist with the Delaware Community Choir under the direction of Daniel Hursey, 2014.
  • Assistant director with at the OCC Honors Choir Festival at Otterbein University, 2011, 2012.
  • Co-adjudicator for the District Ten Honors' Choir, fall 2014.
  • Adjunct faculty at Otterbein University teaching voice and directing the Women’s Chorale from 2009-2015.
  • Voice
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Goliards Chamber Choir
  • Music Stage Production
  • Master of Music Degree in vocal pedagogy and sacred music from Westminster Choir College of Rider University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in voice performance and music and business at Otterbein College
  • Studied voice in Košice, Slovakia, and Vienna, Austria


"(MVNU professors) feel a great weight of responsibility to get it right for the students who enter our community each year."

John Ballenger - Director of the Writing Lab, Assistant Professor of English