A native Texan, Elizabeth began her piano studies at the age of
six at the Dominican Convent in Houston. She won her first piano
competition at the age of nine where she performed and
competed in local and statewide events. At that time, her voice
instructor noticed her ability for composition. She became a
student of Bessie Griffiths and Ruth Burr, studying piano and
theory many hours a week. Elizabeth received her Bachelor and
Master’s degrees from The University of Southern California
where she studied with Daniel Pollack and John Perry. She was a
three-time winner of the Hollywood Alumni S.A.I Scholarship and
was awarded a highly coveted Teaching Assistantship at USC.
Elizabeth performed solo Classical piano music extensively in
Texas and on the West Coast, but it was when she moved to the
Pacific Northwest that she began composing.
her first album Jarrell’s Cove in 1995, followed by North
Sycamore, Stone Cottage, History, One Piano and Souvenir
D’Italia. Elizabeth Naccarato has received critical acclaim for her
work Internationally as well as many award nominations for her
recordings. Her new release A Southwest Story is inspired by her
love of the landscape of Southern Colorado where she resides
with her husband, Michael Gettel.
Bachelor of Music – The University Of Southern California, Los Angeles. Master of Music – The University of Southern California
Acting– Janet Alhanti, Los Angeles.