Elisabeth Johnson Knight


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 an 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 with the Duke Vespers Ensemble and the University of Illinois Chamber Singers/Sinfonia da Camera. Elizabeth has also sung in professional choral ensembles across the United States, including Orpheus Chamber Singers, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Vox Humana, Kinnara Ensemble, and the South Dakota Chorale. She is a long-time member of the Chorale of the Carmel Bach Festival. She has recorded with many of these ensembles, including the GRAMMY-nominated Tyberg: Masses album with South Dakota Chorale. 

Knight joined the faculty of the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music in 2016 after holding teaching positions at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, the University of Louisiana, Monroe, Murray State University, the University of North Texas, and Richland College. She is a 2022 recipient of UGA's Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Award. 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 published research in Journal of Voice and has presented papers at the New Voice Educators' Symposium, the Texoma NATS Artist Series, and the Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of North Texas (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and the University of Mississippi (BM).