Lisanne Lyons earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she teaches voice and is a lecturer in jazz vocal performance and the Creative American Music program.
She was previously an associate professor of music at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She was founder of Virginia Tech's vocal jazz program and directed their award-winning vocal jazz group, the New Virginians.
Lisanne Lyon's career began immediately after high school as the featured vocalist with three Air Force bands, as well as with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops and various bands and orchestras across the country.
She has produced two solo CDs and two CDs as lead soprano in the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, with whom she performed at major jazz festivals across the country and abroad. She also performs with the jazz group Mad Romance.
After earning her master's degree, she joined the national touring company of "City of Angels" and was a featured performer with Joel Grey on an NBC Orange Bowl halftime show.
With numerous performing, recording, and backup singing credits, plus several Down Beat awards, Lisanne Lyons is in demand as a performer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician.