Elizabeth Kapitaniuk

Wheaton, Illinois

DePaul University, Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, 2019-2022
Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, 2013-2017

Jean DePeters Chair

Elizabeth Kapitaniuk is a multi-faceted musician who is passionate about creating compelling and meaningful experiences through her performing, directing, and teaching. She lives and works in the Chicagoland area as a freelance clarinetist, church music director, and clarinet instructor. She studied clarinet with Steve Williamson and Trevor O’Riordan and has performed with the Adrian Symphony, DuPage Symphony, Wheaton Orchestral and Opera Concert Series, National Music Festival Symphony, and the Birch Creek Festival Orchestra. She is a recipient of the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I am am a music director at a church where I often am doing lead vocals, percussion/drums, or synth playing. I also love playing improvised music or “jam sessions”

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, W.A. Mozart

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
watch movies/tv, play games (board, card, video)

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
Getting better at being an orchestral musician and playing lots of great orchestral repertoire