Lisa Jablow holds
a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
where she studied under the late Dr. Robert Fountain She has
done additional study in conducting and voice at the Aspen School
of Music, the Tanglewood Festival, Westminster Choir College
and the Carnegie Hall Conductors' Workshops under the likes of
Pierre Boulez, Robert Shaw and Joseph Flummerfelt.
As a vocal
soloist she has appeared onstage with such organizations as New
York City Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, the New York Virtuoso
Singers, the Milwaukee Symphony, Boise Opera and Skylight Opera.
Local Vermont audiences have seen her in productions or concerts
with Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Opera Theater, Lamoille County
Players, Opera Burlington, the Vermont Philharmonic, the Vermont
Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Warebrook Contemporary Music
Festival, Friends of Music at Guilford and Burlington Choral
Society. In addition, she is an alumna of the world-renowned
"Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" in
Darmstadt, Germany, where she was awarded top honors for the
interpretation of new music. She has appeared on the Discovery
Channel in a segment of the series "Women Who Kill,"
performing an excerpt from the monodrama "Erszebet,"
by Vermont composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz about his ancestor,
the 16th-century serial killer Countess Erszebet Bathory. Last
season, she performed Richard Strauss' "Vier letzte Gesänge"
with the Vermont Philharmonic and this season is appearing with
the Windham Orchestra performing Poulenc's one-woman opera "La
is also active as a conductor and has worked in recent years
with Maestra Fiora Contino in NYC and with Kenneth Kiesler at
the Conductors Retreat at Medomak in Maine. She has been the
music director of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and has guest-conducted
the Lamoille Choral Society, the Onion River Chorus, UVM's Catamount
Singers and the Burlington Choral Society. In addition to co-directing
the Musical Theater program at Johnson State College, where she
is the senior member of the music faculty, she has done music
direction for Lost Nation Theater, Burlington's Lyric Theater
and Lamoille County Players. She has also served as Assistant
Conductor for productions at Opera Illinois and the Green Mountain
Opera Festival and is the former Assistant Conductor and Chorus
Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony in western Massachusetts.
Her current positions include Assistant Conductor and Chorus
Director of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and
Music Director of the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra.
As a corollary
to her performing, she has written a number of feature articles
for the New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie
Hall Playbills and, in the last several years, has served as
supertitle operator for Green Mountain Opera Festival, Berkshire
Opera and Opera Illinois and is currently on the supertitle staff
at New York City Opera.