Elizabeth began composing at age 14 under the tutelage of Dr Alan Hirsch. She attended Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy where she continued her composition and music theory study with Dr Elaine Broad. She was awarded the Johann Joseph Fux award for tutoring her fellow students in theory at IAA. She attended St Olaf College, studying composition with Dr Timothy Mahr and Dr Peter Hamlin and theory with Dr Charles Forsberg. She has written choral, orchestral, and instrumental chamber music, but her preferred medium is solo voice and song. Her pieces have been performed and/or recorded by VOX3 collective, Third Eye Theater Co., New Moon Opera Chicago, Chicago Fringe Opera, and Opera on Tap-Chicago. She is also an active classical vocalist in the Chicago community.

Elizabeth Rudolph Composer

Streaming Projects

New Vocal Music by Elizabeth Rudolph

Emily Cox

Jennifer Barrett
Mary Lutz Govertsen
Jimmy Morehead


Starting November 2020

a program of
new music from

Elizabeth Rudolph



Catherine O'Shaughnessy

Mary Lutz Govertsen

Jennifer Barrett
Alexandra Plattos-Sulack

Rachelle Puccini
Chloe Thominet
Denielle Wilson
Jimmy Morehead

Starting January 2021

The Red Death

Read by SarahAnn Sutter

Past Projects

Scores of Imogen and some other compositions will be available for purchase beginning early 2020. Watch here for more information.

"Finding Home, Finding Self"

the music of Elizabeth Rudolph

8PM October 16, 2018

Chicago, IL

Selected Compositions

The Winds 1993
  choral piece Psalm 23
Family Relations 1997

  song cycle with lyrics by Julie Ball for mezzo and piano 

Nativity 1999

  acapella choral set with traditional Latin text 

La Belle Dame Sans Merci 2000

  choral piece with lyrics by Keats

Sonata 2000

  for viola and guitar

The Third Night 2012

  pair of songs with lyrics by Strindberg for bass-baritone, bass clarinet, and piano

Perfect Fog 2014

  duet with lyrics by Julie Ball for sop, mezzo, clarinet, and cello

4Nov2002 2014
  song with lyrics by Julie Ball for soprano and piano

Margaret's Curse 2016/Lady Anne 2018

  songs with lyrics from Richard III by Shakespeare for voice and piano

Me Gustaría Hablar 2016

  song cycle with lyrics by Yvonne Strumecki for soprano, violin, and piano

Breathe 2018

   Scena with lyrics by Laura Stratford for 2 voices, piano, and string trio

Imogen 2019
     opera based on Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

Litany 2020

   song cycle with lyrics by Yvonne Strumecki for soprano and piano
The Lake 2020

   song cycle with lyrics by Julie Ball for soprano, flute/bass flute, and cello
Etude 2020

   etude for piano

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