Elizabeth Woodhouse

  • Artist/Teacher in Music Education, Director of University Chorus
  • Email: ewoodhouse@uri.edu


Elizabeth Woodhouse (she/her) is a choral music educator and conductor with 20 years of experience working with choruses all across the country from Denver, Colorado to Brooklyn, New York. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Choral Collective of Newport County (RI), a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for youth and adults to discover the joy and power of singing in community with others. At CCNC she conducts Aquidneck Singers, a teen and adult women’s chorus, and QUORUS, an LGBTQIA+ chorus. Elizabeth has prepared ensembles for performances at Carnegie Hall and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as well as for a national PBS Kids Commercial.

A leader in the children’s choir community, Elizabeth has been a guest lecturer and conference presenter at Salve Regina University, the University of Colorado – Boulder, The Ohio State University, Western Connecticut State University, and state American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conferences in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Elizabeth is a frequent adjudicator at choral festivals including WorldStrides, Fantastic Festivals and Music in the Parks as well as state festivals. In March 2019 she was the guest conductor for the RI All-State Elementary Chorus and recently conducted the New Hampshire Elementary Honor Choir, St. Vrain School District Middle School Treble Honor Choir (Colorado), the NYACDA Elementary Honor Choir, and the Westchester County (NY) All-County Elementary Honor Choir. In 2024, she will conduct the Connecticut Music Educators Association Western Region Middle School Honors Choir. 

Elizabeth is an adjunct professor at University of Rhode Island where she conducts the University Chorus and has previously taught choral methods and conducting courses. She also serves as a student teacher supervisor at Rhode Island College.

A 2019-2020 Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at The Ohio State University, where she was a University Fellow.  

Elizabeth is the Past-President of the RI chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).


  • M.M. in choral conducting, The Ohio State University
  • B.M. in Music Education, University of Colorado – Boulder