Elizabeth Famularo is an eclectic liturgical musician. She is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, specializing in keyboard and woodwind instruments. She is passionate about using music to minister to the parish community as a whole, and she is excited to build a unified Music Ministry to bring together the Catholic faithful of New Britain!
Elizabeth was previously the Music Director at St. Mary Church in Newington, a role she began in 2010. She built a large and well-regarded volunteer Music Ministry program over the course of her twelve-year tenure. More than a standard church choir program, she established a Music Ministry for everyone. Many varied vocal and instrumental opportunities gave parishioners of all ages and abilities a way to participate in the Liturgy, successfully balancing an inclusive environment with a high performance standard. Elizabeth composed many original pieces over the years that were performed by the ensembles she directed. She also worked closely with Saint Mary School, in the classroom and during school Masses in the church, until the school closed in 2016. Elizabeth had the honor of directing the music for the Archdiocese of Hartford’s 2018 Transitional Diaconate Ordination, as well as the first Masses for several priests in the Archdiocese.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Performance from Connecticut College in New London. She studied flute, organ, piano, saxophone, and educational methods for voice, strings, brass and woodwinds, as well as composition. She has also completed graduate coursework at the Hartt School of Music in Music Pedagogy and Conducting.
Elizabeth’s other job title is “Mom”— she and her husband Brad are the proud parents of two little boys.