Lisa Jablow, Assistant Conductor
Lisa Jablow holds a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied under the late Dr. Robert Fountain She has done additional study in conducting and voice at the Aspen School of Music, the Tanglewood Festival, Westminster Choir College and the Carnegie Hall Conductors' Workshops under the likes of Pierre Boulez, Robert Shaw and Joseph Flummerfelt.
As a vocal soloist she has appeared onstage with such organizations as New York City Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, the New York Virtuoso Singers, the Milwaukee Symphony, Boise Opera and Skylight Opera. Local Vermont audiences have seen her in productions or concerts with Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Opera Theater, Lamoille County Players, Opera Burlington, the Vermont Philharmonic, the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival, Friends of Music at Guilford and Burlington Choral Society. In addition, she is an alumna of the world-renowned "Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik" in Darmstadt, Germany, where she was awarded top honors for the interpretation of new music. She has appeared on the Discovery Channel in a segment of the series "Women Who Kill," performing an excerpt from the monodrama "Erszebet," by Vermont composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz about his ancestor, the 16th-century serial killer Countess Erszebet Bathory. Last season, she performed Richard Strauss' "Vier letzte Gesänge" with the Vermont Philharmonic and this season is appearing with the Windham Orchestra performing Poulenc's one-woman opera "La voix humaine."
Ms. Jablow is also active as a conductor and has worked in recent years with Maestra Fiora Contino in NYC and with Kenneth Kiesler at the Conductors Retreat at Medomak in Maine. She has been the music director of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and has guest-conducted the Lamoille Choral Society, the Onion River Chorus, UVM's Catamount Singers and the Burlington Choral Society. In addition to co-directing the Musical Theater program at Johnson State College, where she is the senior member of the music faculty, she has done music direction for Lost Nation Theater, Burlington's Lyric Theater and Lamoille County Players. She has also served as Assistant Conductor for productions at Opera Illinois and the Green Mountain Opera Festival and is the former Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director of the Pioneer Valley Symphony in western Massachusetts. Her current positions include Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and Music Director of the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra.
As a corollary to her performing, she has written a number of feature articles for the New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall Playbills and, in the last several years, has served as supertitle operator for Green Mountain Opera Festival, Berkshire Opera and Opera Illinois and is currently on the supertitle staff at New York City Opera.