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Elizabeth Haskins

Assistant Professor, Retired,

Teaching History at Wilmington College

Ms. Haskins began her teaching career at Wilmington College as Adjunct Instructor of Music in 1978. Prior to this time she was a freelance voice teacher. In 1995 Haskins moved into a half-time position and was promoted to Assistant Professor. She continued to teach half-time with an overload until 2009 when Ms. Haskins began teaching full time.

Ms. Haskins retired after teaching nearly 4 decades of WC students in the spring of 2017.  Haskins continues to direct Collegium Musicum, the early music ensemble.


  • MM in Vocal Performance, Miami University, 1980
  • BA with majors in music and English, Wilmington College, 1973

Courses Taught

Opera Workshop, Voice Class, Private Voice Lessons, Vocal Pedagogy, Survey of Western Music I and II, Piano Class I, Introduction to Music, Introduction to Music: Soundscapes and Skills Senior Performance/Research Project, Music Theory I & II, Music in America, and Classical Voices: Sounds of Peace. Ms. Haskins is currently the director of the Wilmington College Community Chorus and the Collegium Musicum (early music ensemble).

Published Works

My Garden for Soprano, Violin, and Piano, Vivace Press, 2004

My Garden for Soprano and Orchestra, Orchestrated by Robert J. Haskins,

Vivace Press, 2004.

Recorded Works

My Garden for Soprano, Violin, and Piano, recorded by Christine Howlett, Patrick Wood Uribe, and Holly Chatham on the CD Love Raise Your Voice, MSR Classics, 2011 available on .

Child of Love for Treble Voices, Flute and Keyboard- recorded by the Orlando Deanery Girl’s Choir and Deanery Boy’s Choir of The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke on the CD Prayer For Peace, 2004.

Commissioned Works

  • Chorale Concertato on We Call Ourselves Disciples for Mixed Chorus, Brass
  • Quartet and Organ commissioned by First Christian Church, Wilmington, Ohio, 2003
  • Pastorale for Violin and Piano commissioned by St. John’s Unitarian
  • Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004.
  • Forever Changed for A Cappella Women’s Choir commissioned by Muse,
  • Cincinnati Women’s Choir, 2012.


1998 Distinguished Faculty Award given by the Wilmington College Alumni Association for excellence in teaching.

Professional Memberships

  • NATS National Association Teachers of Singing
  • ACDA American Choral Directors Association

Off Campus Study Experiences

Private voice study for over 30 years with Margret Kommel, Springfield, Ohio

Private recorder study for one year with Michael Mattimore, Springfield, Ohio and for one year with Margaret Erin, Dayton, Ohio

Favorite Hobbies/Activities

Performing with My Musical Friends, Wilmington College Alumni Early Music Ensemble, conducting the Wilmington First Christian Church Chancel Choir, practicing yoga, studying medieval, renaissance and World War I and II eras, traveling, dining and shopping with her husband Robert J. (Jim) Haskins and spending time with their family, friends and pets.