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Applied Music

Elizabeth Pfaffle

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Applied Music

Swope Music Building 
817 S. High Street 
West Chester, PA 19383

School of Music 
Phone: 610-436-2739 
Fax: 610-436-2873 

Dr. Christopher Hanning 
Dean (Interim) 
Phone: 610-430-4178 

Kaysey Davis 
Administrative Assistant to Dean 
Phone: 610-430-4177 

Will Hillegeist, M.M. 
Business Manager 
Phone: 610-436-3484 

Matthew Scott Miller 
Events Coordinator 
Phone: 610-436-2678 

Robert (Bob) Rust 
Recording Engineer/Video Technician 
Phone: 610-436-2937 

Gerry Cousins 
Director, Acoustic Instrument Technical Services 
Phone: 610-436-2634 

Faculty Contact Information: 
Applied Music 
Music Education 
Music Theory, History and Composition


Elizabeth Pfaffle


223, Swope Music Building >


  • D.M. (Brass Pedagogy), Indiana University
  • M.M. (Horn Performance), The University of Akron

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Elizabeth Pfaffle is the Associate Professor of Horn at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor at Franklin & Marshall College. She is active as a solo, chamber and orchestral performer. In April of this year she travelled to Armenia to perform with an international orchestra commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Dr. Pfaffle has performed solo and chamber recitals at both Steinway and Carnegie Hall on numerous occasions with the WCU faculty woodwind quintet, Quintsylvania Winds. Dr. Pfaffle serves as principal horn of the Allegro Chamber Orchestra in addition to performance experience with the Delaware Symphony, OperaDelaware, Pennsylvania Ballet Company, Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, Allentown Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and both Akron, and Youngstown symphonies. Dr. Pfaffle can be heard on the Mark Masters and MSR Classics labels. A collaborative recording project with Dr. Jonathan Fowler featuring works by Alec Wilder entitled Wilder-ness for tuba and horn is scheduled for release this fall.

Dr. Pfaffle received a master's in horn performance from the University of Akron and a doctorate from Indiana University. Upon completion of her Doctor of Music degree, Dr. Pfaffle served as a lecturer in the brass department at Indiana University for two years. She is currently the Assistant Director and theory instructor for the College Audition Preparation Program, an international summer workshop, at Indiana University. Her primary teachers include William Hoyt, Karen Schneider, Michael Hatfield and Richard Seraphinoff.

Videos and Audio

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CAP Faculty Jeff Nelsen, Suite for Cello in G Major, BMV 1007 - Prelude

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