Elizabeth Pastor is an outstanding pianist, educator and community leader with a distinguished history at Ashland University and in the music community. Elizabeth received her artist’s diploma at the age of eighteen from Boston’s Longy School of Music. She studied piano with Boris Goldovsky, Carl Frieberg, Beryl Rubinstein and Arthur Loesser. She made her debut at Town Hall, New York and has made solo appearances with leading orchestras throughout the country, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the NBC Symphony in New York, the Boston Pops, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and various Ohio orchestras including Mansfield, Wooster and Ashland. She has performed in solo recitals throughout the United States as well as being a participant in many chamber music concerts. In 1987, Elizabeth was named Ashland University’s second Trustees’ Distinguished Professor, an academic honor awarded by the University’s Board of Trustees to a professor who is recognized as an outstanding educator, performer and campus leader. She was chairperson of the Ashland University music department from 1983-1987. She has an extensive record of serving on University faculty committees and is a multiple-year recipient of the AU Mentor Award.