Lizzy Munson – Bio

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Munson is a Calgary cellist, singer, actor and dancer.

Elizabeth’s interests include singing, cello, dance, piano and musical theatre. She has been a cast member of the Young Canadians of the Calgary Stampede for five years and has been featured in the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show and other shows and productions, including a Disney performance last year. She studied vocals with Colleen Dyment and Lauren Ireland.

She began playing the cello at the age of six, studying with Morag Northey, and graduated in 2014 from the Mount Royal Conservatory Academy program where she spent 9 years studying advanced classical music. Durning this time she took part in masterclasses, chamber music, orchestra, technique classes and worked with many international guest artists. She now teaches cello and vocals to beginner students, and is studying music and songwriting through Berklee School of Music.

Elizabeth has competed in the Calgary Kiwanis Festival since 2005, and has won many awards. She represented Calgary at the Alberta Kiwanis music festival twice, and was a national finalist at the Canadian Music competition for three years (2008-2010), obtaining a second place in Canada finish in her last year of competition. She achieved her grade nine RCM cello certificate at the age of 12, and is working towards her ARCT certificate.

Highlights (so far) include flying over the stage in the 2013 Grandstand Show, playing cello for Michael Bublé in the Edmonton/Calgary shows in June 2014, being named second-runner up in the 2014 Stampede Talent Search, most recently singing and playing cello with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.

She is available for collaborations, gigs and session work, and can arrange classical groups for weddings and other events by request.

Vocal Training

Singsana Performing Arts  Calgary, AB
September 2014-2015
Vocal studies

Calgary Stampede Young Canadians School of Performing Arts
Performance (dance and vocals), workshops with many worldwide vocalists and dancers, performances in Christmas, Spring and Grandstand shows.

Dyment Vocal Arts   Calgary, AB
Vocal studies

Stagestruck Performing Arts School, Calgary, AB
musical theatre and dance

Music Training (cello)

Red Road Cello Studio  (Morag Northey)
Calgary, Alberta

Mount Royal University Conservatory
Academy for Gifted Youth

2005-2014 Calgary, Alberta
Advanced classical cello studies, chamber music, and solo masterclasses, as well as one-on-one lessons and masterclasses with many world-class cellists and teachers.

Calgary Youth Orchestra
Mount Royal University

VSSM Summer School of Music
New Denver, BC 2007-2013
Solo repertoire, technique and chamber music studies.

Stringfest Summer Music Program
Calgary Alberta  2010-2011
Solo repertoire, technique and chamber music studies.

Amici Summer Strings
Calgary, Alberta 2008-2010
Solo repertoire, technique and chamber music studies.

Mount Royal Conservatory String Orchestra

Mount Royal Chamber Orchestra

Mount Royal Summer Strings


  • Robson Scholarship for Music Study
    (Calgary Stampede Foundation) 2013
  • Canadian Music Competition
    National Finalist
    2008 (6th), 2009 (4th), 2010 (2nd)
  • Calgary Kiwanis Representative for Alberta Music Festival
    – cello, 12 and under 2007 & 2008
  • Muriel G. McCalla Medal (cello)
  • Various Kiwanis scholarships


Cello, RCM grade 9 certificate 2008