Background & Experience
Lisa Creason began playing the violin at age eight. Since that time, she has performed all over the United States and Canada (Las Vegas was the best!) for well-reknowned guests such as the Pope, John Paul II, the original Ronald McDonald, Dan Quayle, CEOs of various companies throughout the Midwest and many, many more. After receiving a full regents scholarship, Lisa completed her bachelor degree in Music Performance at Arizona State University. She then went on to become a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra, performing with (and for) musical legends, such as: Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Reuben Gonzalez, Albert Ignolikov and Rachel Barton Pine. Lisa has been concertmaster for various ensembles and is well versed in leading groups. She also performed in various capacities (solo section, section performer, concertmaster) for many ballet, musical theaters and other ensembles in Arizona, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Lisa performs as a soloist, and with musical groups such as the Black Tie Affair String Ensemble and the Allura Electric Orchestra, of which she is also the director. Lisa also performs with a variety of rock, jazz, celtic and country bands. She began teaching violin privately in 1991 and has clinicianed at various summer camps, judged musical events, and developed and directed student ensembles such as a string ensemble at the Jack Benny Center.
Lisa continues to perform throughout the Midwest and beyond for both public and private performances.
Member of the National Association for Music Education and American String Teachers Association.