Liz Nedela, MM, MEd, BA, teaches piano and composition in Vancouver WA. She is fond of contemporary composition techniques, counterpoint, ethnic, modal and early music, and weaves these aspects into her compositions. She writes music in many genres, instruments and voice, completing commissions from music teachers organizations, church, orchestra, chamber music, Women’s Music festivals, and private individuals and ensembles for concerts and special events. She has earned an MM in composition (winning a Composer Showcase award and scholarships); and a BA and MEd with focus on piano, composition, English, and theater, devising a program for teaching composition. For several years, she served as the Montana State and the Northwest Division chair of composition for MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). In 2014, Liz was awarded the WSMTA (Washington chapter of MTNA) Composer of the Year, resulting in Penta-Moods, a study in pentatonic modes. She is an active member of Cascadia Composers and other music organizations, and has served as adjudicator in piano and composition.
Crazy Jane in Technicolor, 2016
Penta-Moods for piano duet
Crazy Jane Prevails, 2015