Associate Professor of Harp at the renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Elzbieta (Ela) Szmyt, has won over the hearts of many BITM participants with her ever-present knowledge, charm and humor.  Elzbieta has studied with many world famous teachers, including Susann McDonald, Pierre Jamet and Alina Baranowska -Liese.  In addition to her busy schedule at IU, she regularly teaches master classes throughout Europe and the United States. 

A native of Poland, Ela also maintains a busy performing schedule as both a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with the Warsaw National Philharmonic, Cracow Philharmonic, Prague Radio Orchestra and the Metropolitan Orchestra in St. Louis. She was featured at World Harp Congresses in Copenhagen, Prague and Dublin and is well known for her research in pedagogy and the psychology of music. 

We are delighted to have Ela back!

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