Elisabeth Waldburger is a Michiana-based performing musician and private music instructor.
She has held the position of second clarinet with the LCSO since she joined the symphony in
2016. She is also an active member of other local ensembles, including the LaPorte City Band,
the St. Joseph Municipal Band, and the Elkhart County Symphony. When she’s not performing,
she enjoys teaching clarinet and saxophone lessons to student musicians in her private music
studio. Her students represent a number of local school districts, ranging from the LaPorte
community to the Penn-Harris-Madison schools.
Elisabeth is originally from Granger, Indiana and grew up in the South Bend schools. She first
fell in love with orchestral playing in middle school when she was accepted into the South Bend
Youth Symphony Orchestras. Participating in SBYSO and other school performance
opportunities-such as ISSMA solo and ensemble events, Indiana All-State Honor Bands, and
side by side concerts with the South Bend Symphony-greatly influenced her decision to pursue
music as a career. In 2010 she attended Western Michigan University, where she studied
clarinet with Brad Wong and Stephanie Hovnanian. She received her Bachelor of Musical Arts
degree in Instrumental Performance in 2014 and Master of Music degree in Instrumental
Performance in 2016. Elisabeth would like to thank her school music teachers, who all lent her
positive support in her young career: Ember Miller, Jason Gresl, Trevor O’Riordan, Susan
Walker, Gary Kurtis, and Denise Kuehner.