Elizabeth Forrest

WVYB Assistant Director of Bands

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Elizabeth Forrest is a WVYB alumnus and current student at the University of British Columbia, completing a Bachelor of Arts where she is double-majoring in Music and History. At UBC, she studies with Dr. Robert Taylor and Christin Reardon-MacLellan in both the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the UBC Concert Winds, premiering works such as Jodie Blackshaw's Peacedancer and 13 Moons: North, and working with composers such as Jodie Blackshaw and Stephen Bryant.

In her performance history outside of the West Vancouver Youth Band, Elizabeth has had the honour to perform with the Vancouver Academy of Music Honour Wind Ensemble, the British Columbia Music Educators Association Honour Wind Ensemble, the North Vancouver School District Honour Band, The University of British Columbia Summer Music Institute, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She was also accepted to the College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference Intercollegiate Band, which was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.

After her studies, Elizabeth plans on completing a master's degree in history and an education degree, going on to teach history and music.