Lisa Gerstenkorn - Contralto

Praised for her genuine stage presence and signature low notes, contralto Lisa Marie Gerstenkorn is an active performer and educator of varied vocal genres.

Originally from Pittsburg, KS, she has been a featured soloist with the Southeast Kansas Symphony, Taneycomo Festival Orchestra, and the Bartlesville Choral Society.  On the operatic stage she has performed with Opera Kansas, Landlocked Opera, Music on Site, Inc., and the Ohio Light Opera. She was a Filstrup Resident Artist with the Tulsa Opera for two years, and portrayed Julia Child in Hoiby’s one-woman opera, Bon Appétit! with Heartland Opera Theatre. She was also featured in the world premiere of Bonnie McLarty’s Snow Angel with Lawrence Opera Theatre, and sang in Spain and Portugal with the American Opera Studio as Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. 

An Early Music enthusiast, Lisa has performed with the Oregon Bach Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, Haymarket Summer Opera, Baroque Opera Workshop in Queens, NY, and the Halifax Summer Opera Festival in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Select musical theatre roles include Glinda (Wizard of Oz), Grace Farrell (Annie), and the title role in Evita. She has also performed covers of Fleetwood Mac, Adele, Melissa Etheridge, and the Andrews Sisters.  

Lisa is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and previously taught Voice at Pittsburg State University, Missouri Southern State University, and Kansas City Community College. She is thrilled to be a Principal Vocal Artist with Heartland Sings!

Teaching Philosophy
My teaching style focuses on excellent musicianship and attention to detail through communication, honesty, encouragement and an open-minded attitude from both teacher and student. I work to understand what inspires my students to keep learning new things while having a lot of fun!

I teach a variety of musical styles, based on the interest of the student and their level of musicianship. In voice lessons, we focus on improving overall vocal technique, sight-reading and ear-training skills, and building confidence. Additional goals include expanding vocal repertoire, preparing for auditions, contests, ensemble singing and more!
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About Heartland Sings

Heartland Sings, Inc. is a nonprofit vocal music production company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Founded in 1997 by Maestro Robert Nance, Heartland Sings creates a variety of vocal music productions and educational outreach programs.

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