Pianist Elizabeth Cordes spent seven years with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY, as accompanist, coach, and director of the education-outreach program. Mrs. Cordes also spent six seasons as accompanist for Ohio Light Opera, as well as three years as accompanist and coach for the opera/musical theater program at the University of Akron School of Music. Mrs. Cordes received her bachelor’s degree in music education from SUNY Fredonia and a master’s degree in music from the University of Akron. She has taught and accompanied singers as a faculty member of the Duxbury Music Festival. For the past four years, she has been the choral-music teacher at Tupper Lake Middle/High School and directed productions of Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Boy Friend, Seussical: The Musical, Annie, and most recently, Thoroughly Modern Millie.