Singer/Songwriter

“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.”

—Seattle Weekly

 

“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."

--Levee Breaking

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Composer

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.

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Writer

I am an essayist and a poet with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. My writing has been published in magazines such as Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Railtown Almanac.

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Hello.

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.

 

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Please reach out if you'd like more information about my performance repertoire, commissions, or writing.