Originally from Denver, Colorado, Elizabeth Winslow moved to Minnesota to earn her degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Instrumental Music Education with honors in composition, magna cum laude. After graduation, Elizabeth served as assistant director at Brooklyn Center High School and then moved on as director of band and choir at Marshall County Central High School. Before coming to MacPhail, she worked with the Richfield Marching Spartans from 2012-2021 and was the Richfield High School band director from 2016-2021.
Most recently, she founded the band program at Hiawatha Academies in South Minneapolis through extensive fundraising and community involvement so that all band students could participate regardless of their family’s financial situation. Recently featured on Classical MPR’s Teacher Feature segment, Elizabeth is a recipient of Hiawatha Academies’ first Exceptional Contribution Award, is a College Band Directors National Association Conducting Study Grant recipient, and holds a 2015 DeLucia Award for Innovation in Music Education for her contribution to music education in the Minneapolis area. She has served as a judge for MBDA, MSHSL, and MMEA All-State.
In addition to her work at MacPhail, she is working on her master’s in educational leadership and K-12 principal license. Learn more about K-12 School Partnerships.