“Spokane songstress Liz Rognes' lilting, articulate soprano and impressive range are just as captivating on her second full-length album, Topographies. Jazz influences spice up the earnest ballads and old-time instrumentation that keep it indie-folk.”
“Liz Rognes makes simple music beautiful. The Spokane-by-way-of-Minnesota singer-songwriter has fast risen in the local scene with her powerful real-life songwriting. She's a unique female singer: her vocals often starting submissive and evolving into something strong and powerful. A true Spokane gem.”
—Pacific Northwest Inlander
"Makes her art like a rowdy Jewel."
I am a composer and arranger with experience writing for choral ensembles, various chamber ensembles, and orchestra. My pieces have been commissioned and performed by various ensembles, including Minneapolis-based Calliope Women's Chorus and the University of St. Catherine Women's Chorus.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website. I'm a classically trained musician, a composer, and a writer, and I have diverse experiences in performing and creating. I have a wide range of music available to perform, from original music to jazz standards to pop songs to classical arias. Reach out if you'd like a more detailed list of my repertoire. I regularly sing at weddings, parties, and other events, as well as local shows, occasional touring, and festivals. I've released two albums and I'm working on the next one! I play the piano, guitar, and the folk harp.
I've composed music for a number of local and community groups. I especially love writing music for voices. My experience as a writer has led me naturally to collaborations with poet-friends, and I have been extremely fortunate to compose numerous musical settings of poems by extremely talented writers.
I have a B.A. in Music from the University of St. Catherine and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing form the Inland Northwest Center for Writers.
Please reach out if you'd like more information about my performance repertoire, commissions, or writing.