Arts Faculty Bios

Elizabeth Frascoia is the Program Director of the Institute on the Arts.

Elizabeth Frascoia is a freelance trombonist, vocalist, and songwriter originally from Vermont (and an alum of the Arts Institute herself).  Based in New York City, she has traveled the world for appearances with folks like Michael Bolton, St. Vincent, and Matt Wilson.  TV appearances include American Idol, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Good Morning America.  She is a dedicated teacher and clinician, and loves to inspire people through jazz and improvisation workshops.  To date, she has worked with over 10,000 students, ages 5 to 70, both individually and in groups as large as 800 NYC high school students.  Elizabeth holds a BA in Psychology from Harvard University, and an MA in Jazz Vocal Performance from Queens College.  She is a Getzen trombone artist, a member of the Jazz Education Network, and loves to wear sequins!