Lisa Friesen is a liftime lover of choral music. She has been involved with choral singing in some way, shape or form since she joined her first choir at 12 years of age. Lisa took advantage of every opportunity she had to sing in high school before going on to study music at Prairie Bible College, where she obtained her Diploma in Music, majoring in voice and minoring in piano. Lisa then moved on to complete her combined Bachelor's Degree in Music and Education at the University of Alberta, where she continued to major in voice and took on French language as a minor.
While living in Edmonton, Lisa sang in a variety of choral ensembles, including the University of Alberta Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, as well as the Kokopelli Youth Choir and Oran. Before completing her degree, Lisa spent a semester studying in France, where she had the opportunity to direct her very own choir for the first time. Upon completing her university education in 2010, Lisa received employment with the Red Deer Public School District, directing the very same choral program in which she sang as a student! In 2013 Lisa was selected to be the apprentice conductor of the Alberta Youth Choir under the direction of Scott Leithead, and she continues to volunteer for this very worthy program as a member of the working group.
At the moment, Lisa is at home with her two young sons on maternity leave. In addition to her choral ventures, Lisa enjoys vocal-coaching the musical theatre students at Strive Dance Academy, and running her very own international beauty business. Lisa is looking forward to the adventures that await her as the director of Arioso Youth Choir and Coro Vita Community Singers.