Composer and Soprano
May 2020 - Liza commissioned by the Lynx Project
Liza has been commissioned by the Lynx Project's Autism Advocacy Series to compose a new piece for voice and piano that sets text by neurodiverse authors. The songs will be performed in the 2020-2021 season.
March 2020 - Liza's Reverse Forward performed as part of Civic Orchestra's 100th Anniversary Virtual Concert.
Liza was commissioned by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for their 100th Anniversary Virtual Concert. The original concert was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and seven composers were commissioned to create new pieces both inspired by the pandemic and the Civic Orchestra’s originally scheduled performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
February 2020 - Liza selected to speak at New Music Gathering
Liza has been selected to speak at New Music Gathering. Due to Covid-19, the conference has been moved to online. Liza will speak on Saturday, June 20th at 3pm CST. She will discuss how mental health and social media impact her compositional process.
August 2019 - Thirsty Ears Festival
Liza sang at Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago's only classical music street fair, with pianist, Nathan Canfield. They performed Debussy's Ariettes oubliées, John Adams' "This is Prophetic," and music composed specifically for her including: Walter Hilse's Psalm 27, Liza's song cycle, Skin, and the world premiere of Nathan Canfield's Wabash Valley Songs.
July 2019 - Orchestra of St. Luke's performs world premiere of Sandia Reflections
Liza participated in the Orchestra of St. Luke's inaugural DeGaetano Composition Institute. The Orchestra of St. Luke's performed the world premiere of her new piece, Sandia Reflections, at the DiMenna Center in New York City.