Elizabeth Nonemaker is an Annenberg Fellow at USC pursuing an M.A. in Specialized Arts Journalism. Her métier is in writing about music, but she covers all of the arts and other types of stories as well.
Elizabeth grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. As a practicing composer, her pieces have earned her residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and prizes from ASCAP, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Society of Composers, Inc., and others. She has written commissions for various ensembles including the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, and the Definiens Project.
As in love with good writing as with music, Elizabeth's own forays into the craft include essays, criticism, poetry, and fiction. She regularly reviews events for Neon Tommy.
Having graduated with high honors from USC as a B.M. in Music Composition, she hopes to continue building a broad career in the arts: one encompassing music, journalism, creative writing, and arts promotion.