Elizabeth Hoeppner


“The best advice I have ever received was something my voice teacher told me when I messed up my piece at the recital. She said, ‘practice makes permanent, not perfect. The way you practice will determine how you perform.’ To this day, the statement has guided me in a range of performances, including everything from tests to solo and ensemble. The way I study determines my score. The way I practice determines my performance. It’s held true in everything for me.”