Elizabeth Johnson Knight, American mezzo soprano, is in demand as both a choral and solo artist. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2010 as alto soloist in Handel's Messiah with Andrew Megill and the Masterwork Chorus. Recent appearances include the role of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with Louisiana Opera and guest solo appearances at Duke Chapel, the University of Illinois, and the University of Georgia. She has appeared with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Ars Lyrica, Duke Vespers Ensemble, Sinfonia da Camera, Duke Bach Choir, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and Paducah Symphony Orchestra, among others. Knight regularly sings with professional choral ensembles across the United States, including Orpheus Chamber Singers, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Vox Humana, Kinnara, and the GRAMMY nominated South Dakota Chorale. She is a long-time member of the Chorale of the Carmel Bach Festival. She can be heard as mezzo soloist in Duruflé's Requiem on South Dakota Chorale's debut recording In Paradisum (Gothic, 2012), and has also recorded for Naxos, Pentatone, MSR Classics, and Affetto Records. Knight has been a finalist in the American Bach Society/Bach Choir of Bethlehem vocal competition and a national semifinalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award (NATSAA) competition.
Elizabeth has taught voice for over a decade, and held teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Louisiana, Monroe, Murray State University, the University of North Texas, and Richland College. She recently joined the faculty of the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music. In addition to private voice, she has taught English, Italian, French, and German Diction, Vocal Pedagogy, and Opera Workshop. Her research interests include assessment techniques for the applied studio and the effects of posture on the acoustics of the singing voice. She has presented papers at the New Voice Educators' Symposium, the Texoma NATS Artist Series, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium. She was selected nationally to participate in the prestigious NATS Intern Program in 2008. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of North Texas (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Mississippi (BM).