Lisa Lowry

Assistant Professor of Music

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I'm so excited to be at Chowan University in this very friendly Christian community!


  • DM, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Voice Performance and Literature
  • MM, Indiana University, Voice Performance
  • PD, Indiana University, Voice
  • BM, University of Alberta, Voice Performance
  • DipEd, University of Alberta, Music
  • BEd, University of Alberta, French and Music

Courses Taught

  • Applied Voice
  • Music Appreciation
  • Aural Skills
  • Show Choir

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Selected Performances, Presentations, and Awards
    Soprano Dr. Lisa Lowry has performed throughout the United States and western Canada. Roles from operas and musicals have included Lucy in The Telephone, Marie in The Most Happy Fella, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff, Naiad in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, and Fire in L’Enfant et les sortilèges by Ravel. Concert or oratorio works have included Mark Hayes’ Spirit Suite, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Creation (Gabriel), Orff’s Carmina Burana, Heras’ de profundis, and Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ.

    Dr. Lowry has done much contemporary music including premieres of works by Dan Locklair and Andrew Creaghan. She has appeared with the Canadian chamber groups Land’s End Chamber Ensemble and Rosa Selvatica, singing such works as Joseph Schwantner’s Sparrows, Russian Stravinsky songs, and new Canadian music. Her performance of Chansons Madécasses by Ravel and this is a beautiful way by Peter Jancewicz, with Land's End Chamber Ensemble, were recorded for broadcast by CBC Radio.

    The Indiana Music Teacher’s Association Conference and the Indiana University Student chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) have invited her to present at their conferences. Her main area of research has centered on art song, most particularly in the areas of French diction and Canadian Art Songs. Titles have included The French-Canadian Alternative, French Lyric Diction Tips, Teaching Repertoire and Resources, The Five Greek Folk Songs in Greek and “Tripatos” by Ravel, The Effect of PMS on Singing, and Art Song in Canada – A Survey of 5 Composers and their Songs.

    The Edmonton Opera Guild, Edmonton Opera, The Winspear Fund, the Alberta Heritage Fund, and the Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity were among those to award her scholarships for graduate study. She was a semi-finalist in the The American Prize Competition (Art Song Professional Div., Women). She also received scholarships for participation in summer opera festivals, including at Brevard, North Carolina. She has won the Late 20th Century, French Art Song and the Edmonton Opera Guild Scholarship classes of the Kiwanis Music Festival in Edmonton, Canada in addition to being a National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition winner in Edmonton. She arrives at Chowan via Indiana State University, Wabash College, Vincennes University, and previously Southern Virginia University.

    Current Memberships:
    NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing)
    ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
    College Music Society