Elizabeth Croy

Vocal Studio
Vocal Pedagogy

176 Howard Hall

Elizabeth Croy - 11th & Grant

Elizabeth Croy is a versatile performer of art song, oratorio, and opera. Her vibrant vocal timbre, innovative programs and musical sincerity have brought her recognition as an outstanding recitalist and performer. Twice she received awards at the national level for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA) and was awarded a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Award in 1999. She has been invited to compete internationally at the Dutch International Vocal Competition in s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and the Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition in College Park, Maryland. Demonstrating her ability to successfully sing popular styles as well as art song, Ms. Croy was one of six finalists in the 2004 American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia.Collaborating with MSU colleagues, Laurel Yost and Julie Gosswiller, Elizabeth has presented several art song recitals. Elizabeth and Julie Gosswiller were one of ten teams chosen nationally to participate in the 2002 Art Song Festival at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In the first Internet art song contest, CyberSing, they won awards for best duo, best German song, best required song, and best pianist. Their award winning performances can be heard online at: As an avid supporter of art song, Ms. Croy has also been a participant in the Academy of Singing at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada under the direction of Martin Isepp.Ms. Croy and Ms. Gosswiller released their first CD, Moon's Ending: Art Song of the Twentieth Century, in 2004. A national review of their CD in the Journal of Singing for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, states that Elizabeth Croy "gives a performance here that is nothing short of ravishing. Both the timbre of her voice and the assurance of her delivery bring to mind the best work of Dawn Upshaw..."

As Professor of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, Ms. Croy teaches studio voice, vocal pedagogy and English/Latin diction. She received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she studied with Barbara Doscher. Regionally, Ms. Croy is a frequent soprano soloist with Montana symphonies and orchestras and has sung several roles with the Intermountain Opera. Her teachers and coaches include Barbara Doscher, Carol Hill, Robert Harrison, Martin Isepp, Robert Spillman, Steven Blier, Warren Jones, Richard Boldrey, Mustumi Moteki, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and Glenda Maurice.