Lisa Bartholow has a diverse performance background on flute, piccolo, and baroque flute in orchestral, chamber, solo, contemporary, electronic, and pop settings, ranging from appearances as a guest artist with the Chester String Quartet to symphonic playing and finally to backing Rod Stewart. A devoted chamber musician, Lisa is a founding member of the Peachtree Consort, an active Atlanta-based woodwind quintet. As a soloist, she has appeared on subscription concert series, at regional and national composition conferences, and recently on a tour of South Carolina where she performed the works of South Carolinian African-American composers. Spring 2016 will bring the premieres of two works she has commissioned by two exciting composers, Nicole Chamberlain and Brandon Nelson.
As an educator, Lisa is the flute instructor and flute choir director at Georgia College, Toccoa Falls College, and Clayton State University. In addition to studio instruction, she has also taught courses in music appreciation, woodwind chamber literature, and music business. She mentors students of all ages and abilities in a thriving private studio in addition to giving master classes, teaching at summer music workshops, and adjudicating regional competitions. Her own teachers include Jacob Berg, Donald Peck, Bonita Boyd, Michael Parloff, and Kathryn Lukas.
Lisa also has substantial experience as a stage manager for large ensemble concerts, and operatic and theatrical productions. A closet musicologist, she is a researcher, writer, and editor of program notes. The insight gained while working within these additional careers as well as in the administrations of a major symphony orchestra and a music school, have contributed immeasurably to her understanding of the arts from both sides of the music stand.
Academic Department: Department of Music
College: College of Arts and Sciences