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Elizabeth B. LinnartzElizabeth B. Linnartz

Title: Instructor
Office Location: 041A Biddle Music Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3300
Email Address:
Web Page:
Office Hours:

Office hours by appointment


  • D.M.A. University of North Carolina - Greensboro, 2004
  • M.Mus. University of North Carolina - Greensboro, 1980
  • B.A. Duke University, 1978


Individual one-hour voice lessons

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Emerging Artist Award, Durham Arts Council, January, 2005
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Tau Chapter, UNCG School of Music, April, 2004
  • P.E.O. Scholars Award, June, 2001
  • Hayes Fellowship, August, 1999

Teaching (Spring 2023):

  (typical courses)

  • Music 101-2.01, Class voice Synopsis
    Biddle 019, M 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Music 101-2.02, Class voice Synopsis
    Biddle 019, M 12:00 PM-01:15 PM

Recent Professional Work:


  • Short and Sweet: Songs from Bohemia, Italy, France and Argentina (Mahler, Donaudy, Poulenc, Guastavino), Deborah Hollis, pianist, 2014/10/01
    solo recital, with Deborah Hollis, pianist, UNC; Elizabeth Linnartz

   Solo Performances:
  • Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Concert Singers of Cary, conducted by Larry Speakman, 2009/04/01
    in Cary and Wake Forest, with Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Ein Deutsches Requiem, Johannes Brahms, Concert Singers of Cary, Larry Speakman, conductor, 2009/01/01
    with Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Long Leaf Opera Festival: Chamber Works by Carter Chandler, Dorothy Parker’s Songs of Love, with David Heid, pianist, 2008/06/01
    with Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Soldiers, Sailors & Celebration: A Concert of Opera Masterpieces, sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, 2007/10/01
    with Edna Andrews; Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz

   Other Activities:
  • The Poet's Voice: Songs on poems of Goethe, Hugo, Shakespeare and the Psalmist, with David Heid, pianist, 2018/02/03
    Soprano soloist, program creator, translator, author of program notes, with David Heid; Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams with Duke Symphony Orchestra, 2016/12/01
    with David Heid; Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Songs in the Night, with Deborah Hollis, pianist, 2016/09/01
    with Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti, (Mother) with the Durham Children's Choir and Duke Memorial United Methodist Choir, 2013/01/01
    Sang the role of Mother; coached Amahl; selected other soloists, with Elizabeth Byrum Linnartz; Scott Hill
  • Created and maintain list serv for singers in the Duke community, August, 2007 - present
    200 subscribers: VoiceNotes sends information of interest to voice students and singers at Duke, including performing opportunities, faculty concerts, visiting artists, master classes, free tickets, opera broadcasts, local performances, and so forth. It will also be a conduit for important announcements for students registered in voice classes or lessons at Duke. You may submit information to this list serve via any of the voice faculty.

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