Lisa Ericksen studied Vocal Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for both her bachelor’s degree and some doctoral work. In addition to her degree work, Ericksen has earned her Level 2 certification in Contemporary Commercial Vocal Pedagogy from Shenandoah Conservatory and studied Care of the Professional Voice at the University of Michigan. Ericksen has been an adjunct professor of Voice at Northern Kentucky University in the Department of Theater and Dance.
Ericksen began her career as a classical singer who performed extensively in the United States and Europe. She has performed leading operatic and concert roles with Baltimore Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Virginia Opera, Tel Aviv Symphony Orchestra, Concert Opera of Philadelphia, Cincinnati Baroque, Whitewater/Sorg Operas, Handel Society of Baltimore, the National Bulgarian Radio Orchestra, Piccola LaScala Opera, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Sanibel Island Music Festival, Pennsylvania Ballet and concerts at Lincoln Center. She has performed in touring productions of Rigoletto (Gilda), Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and The Magic Flute (Pamina, The Queen of the Night) in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal. She recently was the soprano soloist in productions of Carmina Burana and Mozart’s Requiem with the Cincinnati Ballet at the Aronoff Center.
She is a winner of the Liederkranz Foundation Awards and the Licia Albanese/Puccini Foundations Awards in New York. She also was second place winner in the Baltimore Opera/Vocal Competition.
As a crossover artist, Ericksen has performed the role of Carlotta in Bell/Tchaikovsky’s Phantom of the Opera and in productions of Lady in the Dark and Sweet Adeline for City Centers Encores! in New York City. Recently Ericksen performed the roles of Charlotte in A Little Night Music with New Stage Collective and Woman 1 inSide by Side by Sondheim with Commonwealth Theatre Company.