Liz Ames is a celebrated collaborative pianist who is passionate about performing and working with instrumentalists, vocalists and composers. Her international appearances include performances in Belgium, the UK, Spain, Peru and France. Ames has served as piano coordinator and staff pianist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences and the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium.
Her publications and projects include piano reductions of large-scale works including Henry Brant’s Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, Peter Schickele’s Concerto for Simply Grand Piano, and multiple concertos and oratorios by Steven Bryant, Joel Puckett, Donald Grantham, David Biedenbender, and John Mackey.
Ames completed her doctorate in collaborative piano at Arizona State University and is currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, performing with musicians throughout the Midwest and serving on the piano staff at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.