Elizabeth Packard Arnold, soprano, is a versatile singer who has frequently performed as a soloist in recitals and oratorios throughout the U.S. with emphasis on early music and the Lieder of Franz Liszt.
Dr. Arnold regularly collaborates with Professor Lori Hetzel as the voice technician for the UK Women’s Choir. Their work in the area of “Voice Building for Choirs” has resulted in presentations at the regional and national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition, Professor Arnold has presented on this topic at conferences and universities, including the regional American Guild of Organists, as a faculty member at the Presbyterian Association’s of Musicians national conference in North Carolina, and as a guest clinician at universities in Texas, North Carolina, and Toronto. She is also a contributor to the book and accompanying DVD: Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success, editor and co-author Debra Surgeon (Chicago: GIA Publications).
Professor Arnold received a D.M.A. in vocal performance from the Cincinnati—College Conservatory of Music. She served as an Artist-Affiliate in voice at Emory University from 1994 until May 2003 when she assumed teaching duties in voice at the University of Kentucky in September 2003. From 2006 to 2009 she was also an Assistant Professor at Transylvania University where she directed the Transylvania Singers (Women’s Choir) and taught applied voice, opera workshop, vocal diction, and song literature. Her students have successfully been accepted into graduate schools, musical theater and opera programs/productions, as well as placed in university and secondary school positions. In August 2009 she assumed the position of Assistant Professor in voice at the University of Kentucky where she teaches applied lessons. She served as Director of Undergraduate Studies and currently serves as Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts.