As an alumna of Laurier and University of Cincinnati, oboist Dr. Elizabeth Eccleston is a former student of James Mason and Mark Ostoich. Heavily involved with chamber and orchestral music performances, she has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in Kamloops, Waterloo and Cincinnati. In addition, she has performed both new and traditional music in chamber and orchestral settings during many years of travel with festival tours in China, Italy, the United States, as well as Canada with National Academy Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra.

Dr. Eccleston held a full-time position with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe/English Horn for four seasons. Currently she is an active professional free-lancer in Ontario, performing with symphonies in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara, Kingston, Sudbury, North Bay. Liz plays with Thin Edge New Music Collective, as well as Blythwood Winds, premiering new works by Canadian composers with these professional chamber ensembles each year.