Lisa Griffith

Voice Faculty
Jazz / Popular Voice
Classical Voice
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

Lisa graduated from Northwestern University with her Master's in Opera Performance, and Knox College with her Bachelor's Degree.

Significant teachers and mentors: 

Throughout her years as a performer, Ms. Griffith has had the opportunity to meet many talented musicians, some of which she was fortunate enough to have as teachers/mentors. Some of these significant instructors include: Mignon Dunn, Sunny Joy Langton, and Karen Brunssen.

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 

Lisa's teaching philosophy is one that emphasizes how important it is to note the difference across all students that may step into her room. She believes that, because every student is different, no teaching technique is the same for everyone. She works with both classical and musical theater singers to find a healthy, supported, and beautiful sound. Every student is different so no teaching techniques is a one-size-fits all. I work with both classical and musical theatre singers to find a healthy, supported beautiful sound.

Awards and achievements: 

Ms. Griffith's operatic repertoire embraces a wide range of roles, including Constance Fletcher, The Mother Of Us All, Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly, Baba The Turk, The Rakes Progress, and many more. She has been a young artist with Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Training Program, Santa Fe Opera, Apprentice Artist Program for Singer, International Institute of Vocal Arts (Italy), and the Aspen School of Music.

Professional affiliations & activities: 

In addition to her opera and concert career, Ms. Griffith teaches voice in Oak Brook and Elmhurst and at the Lake Forest Campus of the Music Institute of Chicago. She is also director of the Music Together in Oak Brook and Elmhurst. Lisa is a national song and skills workshop leader for the Center for Music and Young Children, and has spoken at many conferences, including the National NAEYC Convention, and AEYC conventions.