Woodwinds Faculty Member
Perkins has been classically trained on clarinet for eighteen years.
She attended the Governorís School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia
during her youth where she studied under the direction of Old Dominion
Universityís clarinet professor Dennis Zeisler. She then pursued a music
career at Oklahoma City University under the direction of Dr. Stacey
DiPaolo and Professor Bradford Behn and graduated with a Bachelor of
Music degree in Clarinet Performance in 2013. She has performed as
principal clarinetist in countless musicals, operas, wind philharmonics,
orchestras, and chamber groups throughout her career. Eliza loves
teaching clarinet to all ages. Her style of teaching is individualized
for personal growth of the student. Her philosophies are universally
grounded towards self-expression, self-confidence, and a driven love and
passion towards creating musical synergy.