Currently residing in Havertown, PA, Elizabeth Mendoza is prinicpal cellist of the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra. She received her B.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and her M.M. from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Mendoza has been a member of the Chanticleer String Quartet since 1995, bringing chamber music to rural Indiana. She also enjoys working with young musicians through private teaching and was the director of the chamber orchestra and instrumental chamber music at the Rudolf Steiner High School of Ann Arbor from 1997-1999.
When not playing the cello, Elizabeth enjoys volunteering in library and literacy programs in the School District of Philadelphia, dining at hole-in-the-wall restaurants, dancing salsa with her family, and crying through movies in the privacy of her own home.