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About Elisa Fraser Wilson

Elisa Fraser Wilson is Assistant Professor of Voice and Music Theatre at UTEP. Her duties include directing the Music Theatre Company, Women’s Glee Club, and teaching courses in music theatre repertory and commercial vocal styles. Dr. Wilson holds degrees in music education and performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Wichita State University (KS) and a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Prior to moving to El Paso in 1998, Dr. Wilson taught choral music at Champaign Central High School in Champaign IL. She has worked with young people in music since 1986, directing summer musical theater programs and community youth choirs and providing individual voice instruction. Former employers include the Decatur, Illinois Recreation Department, Millikin University (IL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Wilson's directing, coaching, and production credits for high school and collegiate organizations include: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Crazy For You; The Wiz; Fosse - an original revue; Libretto y Canto – an evening of original, bi-lingual opera and musical theatre scenes; A Little Night Music; Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill; Once On This Island; Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica; Songs for a New World; Gallantry; The Telephone; Man of La Mancha; Romeo and Bernadette; Susannah, and various opera and musical theatre scenes presentations.
Dr. Wilson is also an active performer with experience in a variety of musical styles including opera, musical theater, jazz and popular music. Since moving to the El Paso area, she has appeared with the UTEP Union Dinner Theater, the UTEP Theater and Opera Departments, the UTEP jazz bands and Commercial Music Faculty, the El Paso Chamber Choir and the El Paso Opera Company. Favorite appearances include performances with the El Paso Opera Company as Annina in La Traviata, with the UTEP Union Dinner Theater as Eva Peron in Evita and Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria, and with the Music Theatre Company as Mama Euralie in Once On This Island and Camille Penza in Romeo and Bernadette.


Present Assistant Professor, Music, University of Texas at El Paso
Present University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas at El Paso


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401 Fox Fine Arts
University of Texas at El Paso
500 West University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968


G. University Choral Ensemble Programs (20)

F. Music Theatre Company Productions (14)