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Liz Hodge

Voice

Degree: M.M. San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

Overview

About Liz

Liz holds a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University. Liz continues her education by attending seminars and conferences in vocal pedagogy and Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) workshops keeping up with the latest in teaching techniques and nerding out on voice science. Liz loves to teach pop and rock vocal techniques and styles, that help vocalists sing styles such as gospel, R&B, pop, rock, jazz and other Contemporary styles!

A founding member of the Community Opera Workshop, which was ultimately to become Opera San Jose, under Irene Dalis; she studied and performed leading roles there including Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Carolina (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Mimi (La Boheme) and Cio Cio San (Madama Butterfly). She also played Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with West Bay Opera. Preferring to perform in intimate settings, Liz has created several solo recitals featuring German Lied, French Chanson, Spanish and Italian Art Song as well as operatic arias.

Liz has a strong background in education having taught in elementary and music classrooms for over a decade, as well as directing choirs and serving as vocal director for children’s musical theatre productions.

After taking a hiatus from performing to raise two daughters, she started performing with local musical theatre companies as well as performing in solo recitals and small ensembles. Some of her favorite performances have been in Ragtime, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, and Guys and Dolls. She has also performed as a featured soloist in several musical revues produced by JB Presents in San Francisco which included works by Sondheim, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and other Broadway composers as well as the film Broadway Covered in which she sang “As We Stumble Along” from The Drowsy
Chaperone. Performing with the San Jose DanceCo singing Nina Simone’s arrangement of “For All We Know” was a highlight in her jazz experiences.

She recently moved to Los Angeles and is looking forward to finding new performance opportunities. In 2016, Liz was a participant in the Lied Studio Program at American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria fulfilling a lifelong dream of studying and performing in Europe.

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