Lisa Garner Santa, Artist-Performer and Associate Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University, enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician.
Performance highlights include the world premiere of Mike Mower’s Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble and a Carnegie Hall recital featuring chamber works for flute. Her first CD, From Noon to Starry Night with pianist Lora Deahl, features composers of the Southwest. The 2007 MSR release, Rêver en Couleurs with pianist Gabriel Sanchez, features engaging interpretations of standard French repertoire. Her playing has been described as “luminously beautiful” (Audio Video Club of Atlanta), “soulful” (All Music Guide), and in general, she has been described as a “remarkable artist with dazzling musical ability” (American Record Guide). As an active member of the National Flute Association, Lisa Garner Santa has been a featured performer at numerous conventions, served as adjudicator and/or coordinator for many NFA events and competitions, held membership on the executive committee, and contributed most prominently as NFA Program Chair for the 2011 convention. As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents performances and masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad including exchanges at the Royal College of Music in London, England, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and Peking University in Beijing, China. She regularly presents and performs on the faculty of The Panoramic Flutist Symposium, in Boulder, Colorado. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, most notably the Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Teaching award. Lisa Garner Santa holds degrees from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University (DMA), Florida State University (MM), and West Texas State University, (BM).