Elysabeth Muscat has been on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory since 2001, including Adjunct Faculty of the Conservatory for three years, and past chair of the Preparatory voice department. She has a Master of Music in Voice from the Mannes College of Music and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tulane University. She is Past Governor and President, of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Maryland/DC State Chapter, where she served as a board member for seven years. She also maintains a private voice studio.
Muscat is a coloratura soprano who sang leading roles (Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Gilda in Rigoletto,Anna in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor,Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and more) with Zurich Opera, Staatsoper Prague, Vienna Kammeroper, Koblenz Opera, L’Opera Francais, and the Mannes Camerata. She gave solo appearances with the Sudwestdeutsche Symphonie, Neue Musik Orchester Basel, Rheinische Philharmonie, Pittsburgh Concert Society, Baltimore Composers Forum, and at the Baltimore Lyric Opera House. She is a 2006 and 2002 Winner of the Individual Artist Award for Solo Voice from the Maryland State Arts Council; and past winner of the Friday Music Club Young Artists Competition and Pittsburgh Concert Society Auditions. She was a finalist in numerous international competitions including the Belvedere, Jenny Lind, Palm Beach Opera, etc.; worked with Nello Santi, Ralf Weikert, Dietfried Bernet, Judith Blegen, Hakan Hagegard.
Her students have been accepted to the top Conservatories including Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music with scholarship, Peabody with scholarship, New England Conservatory, Oberlin, Mannes, USC Thornton School of Music, NYU, Temple University, and more; they have also won numerous voice competitions including 1st place at both the State and Regional NATS Auditions.
Muscat gave a Master Class at the Washington National Opera Summer Institute, and has judged many competitions including State and Regional Student NATS auditions, NATS Artist Awards (NATSAA), the Baltimore County Solo and Ensemble Festival, NOVA Idol, and a Towson University Music Competition. She has been interviewed on WJZ-TV CBS Baltimore, WMAR (ABC), CNN Headline News Comcast Local Edition, and Comcast Newsmakers.
In addition to her teaching career of over twenty years, she has also worked extensively in the ballet world as an arts administrator. She was the c-founder of Baltimore Ballet where she was Managing Director for twelve years, and is now the Managing Director of Gainesville Ballet in Virginia.