Elizabeth Harcombe is Executive Director of Music from Angel Fire and Santa Fe Pro Musica, both nonprofit performing arts organizations based in Santa Fe, NM. She has been involved in nonprofit management and arts administration for nine years, most recently as Interim Executive Director and Program and Operations Director at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, OR. While there, she collaborated with Artistic Director David Shifrin in the creation of the highly successful Protégé Project, a young artist program designed to provide professional festival experience to young “rising star” chamber musicians. This program included the launch of a club concert series in which the musicians presented casual and interactive performances in informal and alternative venues around the city.
Elizabeth is a classical pianist, holds a master’s degree in music education from the University of Oklahoma and has held teaching positions at Clackamas Community College and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Women's International Study Center (Santa Fe, NM) and has served as a grant review panelist for New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs. She recently presented a session at the New Mexico Municipal League's 2015 Annual Conference titled "Homegrown Festivals: Successes and Challenges." In January 2016, she will present a session at the Chamber Music America National Conference in New York City titled “Let’s Get Together,” a presentation outlining the steps to merging two nonprofit organizations.