Lisa is a voice instructor and accompanist in the UWSP Music Theatre Department. She is devoted to building confidence and musical theatre/classical vocal technique in students at all levels of ability! Her resume includes professional performance as both an opera singer and an actor (Equity EMC); music direction for various small theatres and colleges; church music ministry; and the accomplishments of her voice students. She holds a MM in Vocal Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Graduates of Lisa's voice studio include three recipients of the Kohler Foundation Scholarship: they received 35-40k EACH for collegiate vocal study. Other students are members of the Florentine Opera Chorus (pro), the Wisconsin Singers, and various small summer revues; and have been admitted to schools including Westminster Choir College, Interlochen, Emerson, Lawrence Conservatory, Viterbo, AMDA, Berklee, St. Norbert's Choir College, and UW-SP. Lisa also worked in Chicago for many years as a teaching artist focused on social emotional learning and literacy through arts-integrated projects for Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education and Chicago Opera Theatre. She has also provided training for the TAs of Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Ravinia Music Festival. http://www.lisagolda.com/
(Lisa is only available for hour long lessons.)
Andrea Andrea Franklin is a senior studying Choral and General Music Education with a minor in piano. She has been playing piano since she was six, studying with Julie Jorgensen and Stijn De Cock, Ph.D. Although she has spent a lot of time with the piano, Andrea's main instrument is voice. She has been singing since she could talk, and has spent four years studying voice at the collegiate level with Matthew Markham, Ph.D. She has also worked with Professor Susan Bender and Professor Chelsea Betz in master classes. In high school, she participated in musicals, concert choir, show choir, and chapel accompaniment. She also participated in Solo and Ensemble for three years in many events, receiving an Exemplary Award for her classical voice solo in 2014. Andrea is also an avid composer, having studied with Charles Young, Ph.D, Jonah Elrod, and Matthew Buchman. She has had seven pieces premiere on the UWSP campus and has participated in the Very Young Composers Program for two years. Andrea loves teaching music, and is always excited to help her students reach their full potential as a person and musician.
is a junior at UW Stevens Point pursuing vocal performance with a jazz
emphasis. She has been involved in music for her whole life, beginning piano
lessons at age four and performing vocally by age eight. She also participated
in many different programs in high school including show choir, honors choir,
band, Madison Youth Choirs, and earned first and exemplary awards at District
and State Solo and Ensemble. In February she had the privilege of singing with
the Honors Performance Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York. She taught
piano and voice lessons all throughout high school to students middle-school
age and younger, although she is eager to pursue teaching students of all ages!
She is excited to share the gift of music with anyone wanting to pursue it.
Also offering piano lessons.
Michael is a sophomore Choral, General, and Instrumental Music Education Major, and has been performing his whole life. He started in Suzuki voice at a very young age, and picked up the euphonium in the seventh grade. He is fluent in both classical music and musical theater, and has even performed professionally in the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour. He has been directing shows and leading ensembles since the age of 15, and has a large amount of experience working with children. Music has long been his passion, and he cannot wait to share his enthusiasm with his students.