Lisa Arnold (CCC alumna) is a seasoned musician, educator and arts administrator who proudly hails from Chicago. She is currently a full-time conductor with Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), directing the Pilsen/Little Village Neighborhood Choir in addition to several In-School Choirs.
Her passion for quality music education began during her eight years as a singer in the CCC. Since then, Lisa has gained a wide range of experience teaching at the elementary, high school and collegiate levels. She co-wrote and taught a music curriculum for behaviorally and emotionally impaired middle school students at Beacon Day Treatment in Inkster, Michigan; was the founding director of Midnight Blue, University of Michigan’s first-ever women’s glee club vocal jazz ensemble. She taught a variety of classes, including private voice lessons, music theory, jazz repertoire, and jazz improvisation; and she directed a vocal jazz ensemble at Southwestern Community College’s School for Music Vocations in Creston, Iowa.
Upon her return home to the windy city, Lisa worked at Merit School of Music organizing partnerships with Chicago Public Schools to provide music education to thousands of students across the Chicagoland area as well as teaching choir at two of Chicago’s west-side public schools.
Lisa has contracted and sung in choirs for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy in Chicago as well as co-producing the 31st Annual Gold Company Miller Show at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has sung backup for artists including Seal and Charice, recorded vocals for Barbie in A Christmas Carol, Barbie in the Nutcracker, Gary Fry’s Christmas in Chicago, and sings regularly around Chicago.