New music powerhouse Dr. Lisa Neher is an award-winning composer, mezzo-soprano, and actress on a mission to transform audiences through sound, story, and vulnerability. Described as a “visionary composer” (Willamette Week), “maestro of beautifully wacky noises” (Oregon ArtsWatch), and a composer of “varied and imitable” vocal lines (Contemporary Classical), Neher writes music inspired by female athleticism, the tender love of friends, the ambiguities of death, and the eerie mystery of deep ocean life. Her EP Of Wind and Waves explores the currents that define our natural and psychological world. Neher has been commissioned and performed by Third Angle New Music, Opera Elect, Dinosaur Annex, FearNoMusic, New Opera West, and Opera Santa Barbara, among others. Her awards include the ICDA/ICF Choral Competition and the Mirror Visions Ensemble Young Composer Competition
Praised as “a small woman with a very big voice” and “especially alive” (Oregon ArtsWatch), Neher captivates audiences as a performer with her electrifying dramatic commitment and unforgettable vocal colors. Her performance credits include Really Spicy Opera, Third Angle New Music, the Resonance Ensemble, Beaverton Community Band, New Music Gathering, and Opera Theatre Oregon. Neher is a creative and business coach for singers and composers. For more information, visit www.lisanehermusic.com.