Pianist Elise Lawrence maintains an active performing schedule in the United States and abroad, performing in recital in Spain, Portugal, Austria and England. A native of Missoula, Montana, she was a guest artist for the annual Pianissimo series hosted by the University of Montana. In Missoula she studied with pianists Jean Alexander and Dr. Christopher Hahn. Ms. Lawrence is an alumna of the University of Michigan, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance under Christopher Harding. While at Michigan she cultivated her passion for chamber music and song interpretation, taking part in a variety of projects spanning from duo recitals to symphony band concert performances in venues such as Kerrytown Concert House and Hill Auditorium. She received chamber music training with pianist Katherine Collier and performed in several master classes taught by acclaimed collaborators Amy Cheng and Martin Katz. Currently, Ms. Lawrence is pursuing a masters degree in keyboard collaborative arts at the University of Southern California, where she is a student of renowned pianist and composer Dr. Alan Smith. Elise is excited to be in the music staff of Company. This will be her second Sondheim production.