Elizabeth Soflin’s work primarily focuses on interdisciplinary works for solo speaking percussionist and on collaborative chamber music and commissioning projects. She was a 2022 recipient of the Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant and performed “The Impostor Poems”, the resulting work for which she composed original music and poetry, at the Fall 2022 Percussive Arts Society International Convention. She has also recently appeared as an solo artist at the Tucson Fringe Festival, the Oh My Ears Festival, and the Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium in Guanajuato, MX, as well as playing with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra as substitute percussion. She also enjoys singing and participating in musical theatre, most recently as the Carole King understudy in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at Arts Express Theater.
Dr. Soflin oversees all aspects of the percussion program at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy in Tucson, AZ, teaching technique, sectionals, and chamber music for all full band classes from grades 5-12, directing the advanced percussion ensemble course, and designing and teaching the curriculum for the beginning percussion lab class. In addition to being on faculty at PRCA, Dr. Soflin maintains a small private lesson studio and serves as adjunct percussion faculty at Cochise College. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona and holds performance degrees from The University of Tennessee and Central Michigan University (Fire Up Chips!). She is an concert artist endorser for Black Swamp Percussion and Mike Balter Mallets.