Lisa Marie Lulis, soprano, is originally from Chicago, and holds a BFA in Theatre with Minors in Music and Dance from Millikin University, a BA in Music Education (K-12, Vocal) from Northeastern Illinois University, and she completed studies in Music Composition at Colombia College of Chicago. She has had 18 years of dance training (ballet/pointe, tap, and jazz), 22 years of piano study (classical and jazz), and is self-taught on the organ and ukulele.
In the US, she taught piano and group classes in music and theatre at Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago), followed by another 4 years with the Chicago Board of Education at Carl Schurz High School as an Academy music teacher and choral director. Lisa spent 5 years touring with the Lira Ensemble of Chicago (specializing in the preservation of Polish music and dance), as well as performing such repertoire as Despina (Cosi fan tutte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier), and Der Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos) with N.O.V.A Tours and CandleOpera, two organisations promoting the talents of young artists.
Establishing herself in Switzerland, Lisa then gave concerts in Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and the U.K., and was often invited to sing as a soloist for choral and opera productions alike. In recent years, her stage performances have included Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Nina (Giovedi grasso by Donizetti), Lucy (The Telephone by Menotti), Lauretta (Gianni Schicci), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Micaela (Carmen).
Her concert repertoire spans from oratorio to Lieder and song, from composers such as Bach and Haendel to Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Gershwin. Lisa has been engaged frequently by OPF (Opéra Poche de Fribourg) for special event galas, as well as CALA Théâtre d’Opérette in Lyon, France, and Atelier Lyrique Atlas in Geneva.
Lisa relocated to Scotland in 2014 for family reasons, and worked as Vocal Lecturer and, eventually, as the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Popular Music at Perth College, University of the Highlands & Islands. Outside of the University, she taught private lessons and was frequently engaged as a vocal director/coach and advisor for various singing groups/choirs. She also had the pleasure of singing Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and the Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) with Fife Opera.
In 2019, Lisa and her family moved to Muscat, Oman, where she taught private voice and piano, and worked as the music teacher at Paradise Valley Private School, an international IB school. She was a soloist for the 2019 Crystal Ball Gala at the Al-Bustan Palace, and she worked as one of the house pianists for the Chedi Hotel.
In spring of 2021, Lisa returned back to Scotland, now based in Prestwick. She currently offers voice and music lessons online, and she is working on several of her own composition and recording projects.