Elizabeth Eschen


Based out of Boston, Elizabeth Eschen Cacciola works at the intersection of choral music and vocal pedagogy, whether it be in the rehearsal space, classroom, voice studio, or stage. As a mezzo-soprano, she has credits in new music (Lorelei Ensemble & Juventas), opera (Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Tampa) and musical theatre (2016 Studio Cast Album of Hunchback of Notre Dame), but has truly found her home in professional ensembles specializing in Baroque music and choral masterworks. She regularly performs with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Oregon Bach Festival, and Upper Valley Baroque, and has made featured solo appearances with many area ensembles, among them Emmanuel Music, Harvard Choruses, Cantata Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, and Albany Pro Musica. As a conductor and educator, Liz is the Resident Conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society at Harvard University, where she has also been building the Holden Voice Program for the past 8 years. She is in demand as a voice specialist for choir, with over two dozen workshops/guest appearances given since 2020, most recently as a faculty member of the 2023 Pro Musica International Choral Festival in Kingston, ON with Rollo Dillworth and Jose Daniel Flores-Carabello. Liz is strongly motivated by equity and access issues in the field and serves as the President of NATS Boston, where she ran the online “Table for More” Series in Summer 2020. She holds degrees from Boston University (M.M. Conducting) and Providence College (B.A. Vocal Performance, English), and spends her free time listening to Beyoncé, hiking the White Mountains, diving into Walden Pond or the Atlantic ocean, and playing board games with her husband and bonus son.