Dr. Lisa Raposa
A native of New England, Lisa Raposa may be heard with soprano Jenni Cook on the recently released album of Brazilian art song, Terra e Granito and has appeared in concert with distinguished artists including opera singers Diane Alexander, Marilyn Cronin, and Jennifer Taverner, violinists Hyungi Kim and Charles Treger, and tubist James Gourlay. In Toronto, she recently performed at the Gardiner Museum in connection with Soundstreams and the Regent Park School of Music, in Walter Hall of the University of Toronto, and on the Life & Music series at St. Andrew’s Church.
She also has been featured as a soloist in the Music on the Hill festival in Rhode Island and frequently gives recitals with her husband, pianist Gregory Millar, including several return engagements on the Sunday Rendez-vous series at Stewart Hall in Pointe-Claire, Québec.
Lisa has taught piano in various contexts since 1996. She is an ORMTA Registered Music Teacher and the founder of Lorne Park Piano Lessons in Mississauga, where she works with students from the early through advanced RCM levels. Previously, she taught at The Dollard Centre for the Arts in Québec, the Hochstein School of Music in Rochester, New York, Berwick Academy in Maine, and in the Piano Extension Program of the University of New Hampshire.
Lisa Raposa earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Jean Barr and Nelita True. She obtained master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of New Hampshire, studying with Estela Olevsky and Arlene Kies. Raposa was a two-time recipient of the Eugenie May Award for Outstanding Accomplishment as a Solo and Collaborative Pianist at UMass-Amherst and received an Excellence in Accompanying Award at the Eastman School of Music. Most recently, Dr. Raposa was named Category One Winner of the Virginia Pleasants Accompanist Award in the 34th Annual Competition for Singers hosted by Civic Morning Musicals, Inc. of Syracuse, New York.