Selected Student Bios

Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner

Born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Phillipson-Weiner is a New York-based trombonist and composer for film and multimedia. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance degree at New York University. Elizabeth studies the trombone with Dr. Per Brevig and composition with Sergi Casanelles. 

As a performer, Elizabeth has played at venues such as Symphony Space, Verizon Hall of the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and The Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall. She has performed with the NYU Symphony Orchestra, NYU Brass Choir, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Bravo Brass, the Stay Human Brass Orchestra, and is a founding member of both the West Fourth Wind Ensemble and a trombone quartet that includes professional trombonists working in Manhattan. In 2008 and 2011 she performed abroad on a jazz tour of Italy, where she participated in the La Spezia International Jazz Festival.

As a composer, Elizabeth has composed and produced music for several short films. Titles include: (En)listless, Scratch, and Phyllis and Xenobia. Her work received critical acclaim at the DivX Film Festival in Philadelphia.