Elizabeth A. Kelly's works have been commissioned and performed by diverse ensembles including the Ann Arbor Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, Netherlands Youth Orchestra, Albany Symphony Dogs of Desire, Liverpool Philharmonic Ensemble 10/10, ASKO Schoenberg, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and California EAR Unit. Her compositions have been performed at venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including Carnegie Hall and the Aspen, Bang on a Can Banglewood, Bowdoin, Brevard, Cabrillo, CCM Music03, Huddersfield, and Ostrava Days Festivals. Her work has been recognized with two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards and honorable mentions in the ASCAP Frederick Fennell and Rudolf Nissim competitions. She won 2nd prize at the 2009 Apeldoorn Young Composers Meeting Final Competition and 1st prize at the 2011 Young Masters XXI competition in the Netherlands.
Kelly (b. 1982) earned a Ph.D. in composition from the Eastman School of Music with the support of a Jacob Javits fellowship from the United States Department of Education and a Robert and Mary Sproull fellowship from the University of Rochester. She was awarded a Frank Beebe Fellowship for studies at The Hague Royal Conservatory, where she earned a Master's degree. She holds an M.M. in composition from the University of Michigan School of Music, where she was awarded the Ellen Marin Memorial and full merit scholarships. She completed her B.A. in music summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa at Yale. Her work has been supported by a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, published by Donemus and released by Centaur Records.