Elizabeth C. D. Brown

Senior Lecturer

Elizabeth C. D. Brown
  • Professional
  • Biography
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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 throughout the Pacific Northwest, giving an average of 50 concerts a year. Highlights from recent seasons included solo lute and baroque guitar recitals at Early Music Festivals in Berkeley and Cleveland, performing as the soloist in Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D,” and a 10 performance run of Monteverdi’s Ulysses in Seattle and San Francisco. Elizabeth’s first solo recording, La Folia de España: Dances for Guitar, features works for baroque, 19th century, and modern guitars. Also active as an ensemble musician, she is a member of Baroque Northwest, La Lira, the Puget Sound Consort and Ayres and Graces, and has appeared in the Early Music Guild’s three baroque opera productions and with various other ensembles. 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 Guild, 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 Seattle Pacific University and the Accademia d’Amore (baroque opera workshop, Seattle). See her on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/ElizabethCDBrown or for more information visit: www.elizabethcdbrown

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

Elizabeth Brown performs La Folia Folio by Bryan Johanson

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