Elizabeth Hostetter


Elizabeth Hostetter moved to Huntsville in 2021 but has deep connections to the Huntsville music community since 2008 when she became Associate Minister of Music/Organist at First Baptist Church. After retiring in 2012, she helped begin the Opus 48 Artists Series there and is a frequent performer at those concerts. She has a desire to teach adult piano students at any stage, beginner through advanced, who want to experience the joys of music making and believes “it is never too late.” She was on the music faculty at Judson College, AL State University, and Grand Canyon University. She received the Doctor of Music Arts in Piano Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Robert Hamilton and the Bachelor and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Louisville, where she studied with Lee Luvisi.  In 2002, she spent four weeks in Russia observing their music system, from community music school through conservatory training, meeting with teachers at each level. In 2001, she organized the Opus 48 School of Music in Anniston. She has been active as a church musician, performer, piano and organ teacher, and conference leader. She served in numerous positions with the Alabama Music Teachers Association, including President. In addition to performing, she enjoys research and writing and recently resumed her research about composer/pianist Jeanne Behrend.