School of Music

Elisabeth Marshall

Artist Faculty in Voice
Elisabeth Marshall

Office Location

Corthell Hall


(207) 780-5265

Academic Degrees

  • D.M., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • M.M. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
  • Zusatzstudium, Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy", Leipzig, Germany
  • B.Mus.Ed., University of Southern Maine


Soprano Elisabeth Marshall has been praised for her “admirably flexible, gilt-edged voice” (Music in Cincinnati), of “resonance and beauty” (Bloomington Herald Times), with “satisfying precision" (Fringe Opera, London) in works of Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, among others. She has also been described as a voice of “maturity and radiant sheen” (Bloomington Herald Times), and as displaying “real technical skill” (What’s Peen Seen, London) particularly in the lyric coloratura repertoire of Mozart, including the soprano soloist in his C minor Mass, for which she is often in demand. In December 2014 Ms. Marshall made her Chicago Symphony Center debut to critical acclaim, in Messiah with the renowned Apollo Chorus.

Other notable concert works include Mattëuspassion under Helmuth Rilling (Oregon Bach Festival), Carmina Burana (Portland, Maine), Messiah (Cincinnati Symphony), and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia (Indianapolis Symphony). Opera roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Elisetta in Il matrimonio segreto, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella. Ms. Marshall has sung professionally with the Wexford Festival Opera, the London Philharmonia Chorus, the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals, and with conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Raymond Leppard, and Constantine Kitsopoulos.

Ms. Marshall was a Fulbright grant recipient to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, Germany, where she studied Voice and Opera. She has participated in master classes, workshops, and coachings with prominent professionals such as Roger Vignoles, Ned Rorem, Håkan Hagagård, and Suzanne Murphy. She holds advanced degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with internationally renowned soprano Carol Vaness.

A passionate advocate of new music, in 2015 she collaborates with the Brooklyn Art Song Society in a studio recording of 21st-century American art song (New Voices: The New American Art Song, GPR Records). In addition to an active performing career, Ms. Marshall also currently serves on the voice faculty at the University of Southern Maine School of Music.

(updated April 2015)