Elizabeth began studying classical guitar at the age of seven. In 1999, she made her overseas debut performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Chester Philharmonic in Chester, England.
After receiving her bachelor's of music from Colorado Christian University and her master's of music from the University of Southern California (studying under William Kanengiser and in masterclasses with Pepe Romero), Elizabeth embarked upon a successful career playing and teaching classical guitar, performing at various venues throughout Los Angeles and Northern CA and releasing her first album, Romance de la Guitarra: Music of Spain and Latin America, in May of 2008.
Shortly after graduating from the University of Southern California, Elizabeth began exploring songwriting as a means of combining her passions of creative writing and music. This led to her first songwriting album, Consecrated: Songs Along the Journey (2010). Her most recent album, Redemption's Mystery, was released in March of 2013. Elizabeth's songs express truth, beauty, and an honest hunger for God, fusing classical transcendence with the earthy simplicity of acoustic, folk-inspired music.
Elizabeth's writing is influenced by her classical music background; love of Celtic vocal music; songwriters such as Michael Card, John Michael Talbot, and Fernando Ortega; and the wonderful musical friends who have been her artistic community along the journey.
Elizabeth Busch Letourneau
Classical guitarist, singer, & songwriter