Lisa Lynne Mathis
As Lisa Lynne Mathis puts it, she "sings until she sees better... I will give all I have to what sometimes looks like a mainstream singer/songwriter and at other times looks like a music ministry and I will merge it all together to pursue a career putting forth the "songs of real life." I hope to touch someone's heart in a new way, a meaningful way, an authentic way, and to be a voice of a generation which longs to lead our nation one day to a new place of integrity and depth..." Having toured with famed rock singer Liz Phair during The Lillith Fair, played alongside the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, and Sarah McLaughlin and appeared on numerous television programs -- from, The David Letterman Show to, performances on Showtime Television -- Lisa Lynne Mathis' music gives voice to a woman's most intimate feelings. Her years of singing with the highly acclaimed Riverside Choir, The Inspirational Choir, and her frequent stints as soloist at the Gospel/Praise service, Space For Grace, has allowed her to combine a unique blend of robust melodies with strong messages of spirit and life. Her standing-room- only concerts at the famed Riverside Church in New York has gained her widespread recognition and praise. Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr states "Lisa's music will touch your heart and awaken your passion for faith that makes a difference in the world." Lisa Lynne's music indeed comes from the heart, and as she puts it, "I can say without hesitation that every woman I know struggles to find the right balance in her life ... to exercise God-given gifts professionally and to be the spouse needed, the mother required, the daughter depended upon, the friend deserved ... all these hats we wear day in and day out until we fall into a total heap with our tea (okay, wine) in the tub with a "phew." We are longing for soulful connection and deeper meaning but who has the energy or time, for cryin' out loud." Lisa records and sings with the Broadway Inspirational Voices under the direction of Grammy nominated Michael McElroy, who comments, "Lisa is an amazing singer/songwriter with a warm emotional voice and lyrics that cut right through you...Her music is exactly what we need right now: uplifting, thought provoking, and full of love." Lisa studied classical voice with world-renowned alto Sylvia Schluter in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has sung with professional choirs at the Beginhof, English Reformed Church of Scotland, in Chicago at the prestigious Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue, with the William Ferris Chorale and an elite vocal ensemble Bella Voce. Lisa Lynne Mathis received vocal and piano training from the Interlochen Academy of Music Summer Program and then went on to receive her Bachelor in Fine Arts in classical theatre and music from Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with honors.