We’ve written before on the Stanton’s blog about our knowledgeable staff. Now, we’d like to give you a chance to get to know our staff on a more personal level. Over the next several months, we will be having members of the Stanton’s team take our “30 Questions in 60 Seconds” questionnaire. We hope you will get to know the “real” us, and learn how we might better be of service to you!
The latest addition to our team, Liz has been with Stanton’s since 2014. An active pianist and accompanist in the Columbus area, Liz also plays the clarinet with a community concert band. Her spare time is spent jogging, knitting, and hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite task at Stanton’s? I get to be creative with a camera to post pictures to Instagram.
What department do you work in at Stanton’s? Shipping and Billing
What do you consider your specialties here? Fitting music orders into boxes!
How long have you been working at Stanton’s? 1 year
What is your hometown? Stow, OH
Where did you go to college? The Ohio State University
What is your major instrument? Piano
Where or with whom do you currently perform/teach? I play for Church of the Resurrection in New Albany, accompany the New Albany HS choir, and accompany many soloists around the city. I also play clarinet in the New Albany Winds.
What do you like to do in your spare time? I am a knitter and have recently gotten into spinning (yarn, silly, not bicycles!)
What days of the week can you be reached at Stanton’s? Monday – Friday
What is the last song/piece you listened to? The soundtrack to “Tron” by Daft Punk
What is the last song/piece you played/sang? The Stars and Stripes Forever
If you had a chance to perform with three musicians, living or dead, who would it be? Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, and Beethoven (my own Three B’s!)
What is your most memorable musical moment? I was accompanying a high school clarinetist on the Brahms Clarinet Concerto N.1. The first 8 or so bars she played were so forced and connected that I was worried that we were not going to make it through the piece. Something happened and she let herself get into the music – which let me get into the music. It ended up being one of the most musical things I’ve ever played. It was beautiful!!
If you could be instantly proficient on an additional instrument, what would you choose? Violin
What is the most unusual performance you have ever been a part of? While I was a student at OSU we had a Balinese Gamelan ensemble come to visit. Getting to play with them was definitely a very odd and unusual experience.
What musical sound or noise do you love? The trombone
What musical sound or noise do you hate? The harpsichord
If you had your choice watching a great concert tonight or performing in a great concert tonight which would you choose and why? Watching a great concert. I love listening to music a lot more than I love performing. I usually become very inspired after seeing a really great concert!
If heaven exists, when you arrive at the Pearly Gates, what heavenly ensemble would you like to be assigned to? The Steel Drum Band
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Librarian
What profession would you not like to do? Nurse or Surgeon
On a scale of 1-10, how funny do you think you are? Fair to middling. I guess that’s a 5.
Who was your first crush (if not a celebrity, some explanation)? Jordan Knight of New Kids On the Block
Is there anything you wish would come back into fashion? 1950’s style dresses
Do you love or hate roller coasters? I neither love nor hate them.
If you were a super hero, what powers would you have? Transportation
How many pairs of shoes do you own? Umm… 30, 40? I’m a girl – I have a lot!
Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? Win the Lottery – but that would mean playing it first!
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? A nice med-rare steak, my mom’s mashed potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, and homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert. Mmmmm….