Originally from Denver, Colorado, Elizabeth (Liz) Winslow moved to Minnesota to earn her undergraduate 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. She worked with the Richfield Marching Spartans from 2012-2021 and was the Richfield High School director of bands from 2016-2021.
Prior to her time in Richfield, 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. Previously 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. Most recently, she was awarded Community Music Educator of the Year in 2024 by the Minnesota Music Educators Association. She has served as a judge for MBDA, MSHSL, and MMEA All-State and is the Vice Chair on the board of directors of the newly formed Minnesota Wind Orchestra. She also holds a master’s in Educational Leadership and is currently working on a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and her K-12 principal license.
Elizabeth is MacPhail’s Director of School Partnerships.
Get ready to warm up with Salsa del Soul! The Twin Cities’ premier nine-piece orchestra born from a passion for igniting the Twin Cities salsa scene will perform on Saturday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m. in Antonello Hall at MacPhail Minneapolis. Choose-what-you-pay tickets are on sale NOW!
Tickets and information can be found here.