Elizabeth Panzer is one of the best-known harpists dedicated to performing new music and jazz.
She has played with new music ensembles including Speculum Musicae, North/South Consonance,
and the New Music Consort, with jazz groups such as the Reggie Workman Ensemble and Lawrence "Butch" Morris Ensemble, and with her own trio, Talking Harp. She is also a founding member of the electro-acoustic avant-garde band Dadadah. As a performer, she began to work with improvisation, and those experiences ultimately led to composition. She has received commission grants from organizations including Meet the Composer and the New York State Council of the Arts. Several of
her works for solo harp are featured on her album Dancing In Place from O.O. Discs.