Elizabeth C. D. Brown

Lecturer - Guitar

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment

  • Professional
  • Biography
  • Video

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Directs Guitar Orchestra and Guitar Ensemble
  • Directs the PLU Guitar Festival


  • B.M., University of Washington
  • B.A., University of Washington


Applied Guitar Lessons, Lute Lessons, Teaches Guitar Pedagogy, Guitar and Lute History


A specialist in standard classical guitar as well as various early guitars and lutes, Elizabeth C. D. Brown is a very active performer in the United States. Highlights from recent seasons include performing at the Music by Women Festival, performing concertos by Vivaldi and Sierra and premiering a new work for guitar and orchestra with the Seattle Symphony. She has performed in operas by Purcell, Blow, Paisiello, Rossini and Verdi, as well as all of Monteverdi’s surviving operatic works. Elizabeth’s first solo recording, La Folia de España: Dances for Guitar, features works for baroque, 19th century, and modern guitars, and has been praised for its “…apparently effortless ease.” (Lute News, UK) She is also featured in the recording Dolce Desio as a member of the early music trio Le Nuove Musiche, and in the recording Navidad: Christmas in the New World with Seattle Pro Musica. Her second solo recording, In Her Honor, includes music from the Princess [Queen] Anne Guitarbook and the Elisabeth of Hesse Lutebook, as well as her own arrangements of works by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. An enthusiastic advocate for the guitar and lute, Elizabeth has given numerous outreach performances at schools, senior centers, and community centers for the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and the Early Music Seattle, as well as by arrangement while on tour. She is head of the Guitar and Lute program at Pacific Lutheran University, and has taught at Cornish College of the Arts and Seattle Pacific University. See her on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/ElizabethCDBrown or for more information visit: www.elizabethcdbrown.com

Danse Rythmique by Ida Presti (1924-1967), performed by Elizabeth CD Brown

Elizabeth Brown plays "If Love's a Sweet Passion" by Henry Purcell

Elizabeth Brown plays "Earl of Essex's Galliard" by John Dowland