Faculty Profiles

Elizabeth Kapitaniuk

Guest Lecturer, Clarinet

On Faculty since 2023

Elizabeth Kapitaniuk is a clarinetist, music director, and educator passionate about impacting individuals and communities by creating compelling musical experiences. She resides in the Chicagoland area, working as a freelance clarinetist, church music director, and clarinet instructor.  She has performed with the Lyric Opera and Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, National Symphony Festival Orchestra, and DuPage Symphony Orchestra.  She is also a substitute musician for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. 

Ms. Kapitaniuk is the Director of Music and Worship at First Presbyterian Church of Aurora, IL.  She also is the clarinet instructor at Carl Sandburg High School (District 230) in Orland Park, IL, and maintains a private studio. Previously she has held positions of Music Director at Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) Roselle and band director at Fischer Middle School in IPSD 204. She previously taught on the Birch Creek Summer Music Festival faculty and has worked as a substitute band director in elementary, middle school, and high school band programs throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. 

Originally from Wheaton, IL, Ms. Kapitaniuk holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from DePaul University.  Her principal teachers include Steve Williamson, Trevor O’Riordan, Jon Manasse, Wagner Campos, and Julie DeRoche. 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL 
M.M. Clarinet Performance

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL