Elizabeth Low-Atwater, bassoon

Renowned for her musicality and warm sound, Bassoonist Elizabeth Low-Atwater is fully immersed in the Southern California music scene. She maintains an active freelance career as a member of the Mozart Classical Orchestra and performing with ensembles like the Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among many other regional groups. Elizabeth has also appeared as a guest soloist performing Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with Symphony Irvine and the La Sierra Chamber Orchestra. 

An avid chamber artist, she is continually engaged in many various projects. As a part of the West Coast Wind Quintet, the ensemble holds frequent concerts promoting and working with local living composers. She has also given many educational performances at elementary and middle schools through the Local 7 Meet the Musicians Program. Her most recent venture the Lizulia Duo, a collaboration with fellow friend and flutist Julia Barnett, were named finalists for the 2022 American Prize Winners.

With an extensive teaching studio, she is on faculty at Fullerton College, Irvine Valley College, Cal Poly Pomona, Concordia University Irvine, Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, and Biola University and has taught at Idyllwild’s Summer Music Festival as well as OCSA . Many of her private students have won positions in the All-State, and All-Southern Ensembles, and seats in the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles as well as gone on to receive music scholarships at the collegiate level. Through Concordia University, Irvine she co-hosts an annual Double Reed Day, giving workshops in reed making and providing various bassoon and oboe resources for students in the area.

Elizabeth received her Bachelors in Music Performance from the California State University, Fullerton and a Masters in Music at the University of California, Los Angeles and also participated in the Hot Springs Music Festival, Imani Winds Chamber Festival, and Domaine Forget Music Festival.