Soprano Elizabeth McDonald has developed a diverse career as a performer and teacher. A member of the trio Women on the Verge, she has performed recitals in Paris, London, Reykjavik, and with the support of the Canada Council throughout Alberta and Washington State, on King FM Radio in Seattle, WA, and in Toronto, ON, Lubbock TX and Lewisburg, PA. As a soloist, Elizabeth has appeared with the National Ballet Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, and the Kingston Symphony and was a young artist with both the Santa Fe Opera and the Canadian Opera Company.
A faculty member at the University of Toronto, Elizabeth's students have won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, the Canadian Opera Company Centre Stage Competition, and the Eckhardt-Grammatte Competition. Her students are regularly accepted to major graduate programs across North America and the United Kingdom and have been featured on the 2016 and 2017 CBC's annual list "Hot 30 Under 30 Classical Musicians."
Elizabeth was selected as a 2012 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Intern Teaching Program participant. She has served as an adjudicator for voice festivals across Canada including the 2018 National Music Festival and works regularly with the Ontario Youth Choir, the Toronto Children's Chorus, and lectures at the University of Toronto's annual Choral Symposium.
Elizabeth holds a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto. She lives in Prince Edward County, ON with her husband and two teenage children.