Mrs. Elizabeth Crute Cunha

Violin, Viola, Cello Teacher

Elizabeth Crute Cunha

SAA Member


New Orleans, LA
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Violinist Elizabeth Almond Crute Cunha enjoys an active career as a music educator, chamber musician, and orchestra player. A passionate music educator, Elizabeth is the Co-Director of the Crescent City String Academy, where she teaches private lessons, group classes, and chamber music. She is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Crescent City String Camp & Festival. Her educational philosophy utilizes the Suzuki method as the basis for cultivating the ear, playing with balance and relaxation, and developing the child. She places a special emphasis in her students’ curriculum for music from world cultures and under-represented composers at all levels of string music education. It is her aim to instill a life-long love of music and intellectual curiosity in her students through developing a strong technical foundation while focusing on music as artistic expression. Elizabeth has also worked with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts, and as the Children’s Program Director and a chamber music coach with the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

As the winner of the Augusta Symphony’s Concerto Competition, she performed Haydn’s Violin Concerto in G Major with the Augusta Symphony. She has performed as a soloist with the Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra, and also performed with the Molto Chamber Orchestra for the First Lady of Haiti in New Orleans. Elizabeth was a member of ARCO Chamber Orchestra and was involved in multiple performances and recordings of classical and contemporary music with the ensemble. She toured with ARCO in Italy, which included performing at the 2011 UNESCO Conference in Venice at Teatro La Fenice. As an orchestral musician, Elizabeth has performed with ensembles including the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Northern Neck Orchestra, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, North Georgia Chamber Orchestra, and Hendersonville Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Elizabeth currently performs with her quartet for the Fever Events Candlelight Concerts series throughout New Orleans. In addition to graduating from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, Elizabeth also earned her BS in environmental engineering at UGA.