Elizabeth Schulze Hostetter, conductor and violist and strings educator, completed her studies at Indiana University under the tutelage of Kim Kashkashian and Csaba Erdelyi. She has extensive experience as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, soloist and teacher, and currently teaches Suzuki Violin at the Schwob School of Music and is a member of the LaGrange and Columbus Symphony Orchestras.
Ms. Hostetter has performed as principal viola of the New Jersey Opera Theatre and the Plainfield Symphony, as assistant principal viola of the Princeton Symphony, and in the section of the orchestra of Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Italy. In addition she appeared as a substitute violist with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the New Jersey Symphony.
As a soloist, she has appeared with the Plainfield Symphony, New Jersey Youth Symphony, Gli Armonici, and the Zephyr Ensemble, and she made her New York debut with the Zephyr Duo at Weill Recital Hall in May of 2000, presented as a winner of the NY Young Artist Competition. She also was a founding member of the Madison String Quartet with which she performed nationally from 2000 to 2006.
Ms. Hostetter served as Director of The Middle School String Ensemble of the Greater Princeton Youth Symphony and as the Assistant Director and Coordinator of the String Program of Drew Summer Music based at Drew University. She also served as an Affiliate Artist/ Adjunct Faculty Member of Drew University. A noted clinician, she was invited by the Central Jersey Music Educators Association to conduct the Intermediate Region Orchestra and the New Jersey Youth Symphony to coach strings in all of their six orchestras.
Ms. Hostetter has recently completed her teacher certification and is an active strings educator in the Muscogee County School System.
Ms. Hostetter resides in Columbus, Ga with her husband, conductor, Paul Hostetter and daughters Vivian and Asha.