Kris Carlisle

Kris Carlisle

Associate Professor of Music (piano)

Department: Fine Arts
Phone: (706) 290-2643
Fax:
Campus Box: 309
Location: Ford 201
E-mail: kcarlisle@berry.edu

Short Bio

Kris Carlisle is a professional pianist and educator.  A native of California, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

Specializing in contemporary music, his latest album The American Evolution: Piano Preludes was released in December of 2016 and has already garnered the Global Music Award “Silver Medal.  His previous album The American Evolution: Piano Sonatas received 2015’s The American Prize in Piano Performance Special Judge’s Citation: “Championing Piano Music by American Composers”.  These albums are part of a larger project that explores the way contemporary composers use traditional genres.   

Dr. Carlisle has other works available at Curvepoint Media and CDBaby.   Current, a collection of contemporary works for piano and trumpet, and Etesian Traveler, containing works for piano, trumpet and percussion. 

Dr. Carlisle has been a guest artist at colleges and universities around the country.  He has been an adjudicator for organizations throughout the country and presented lectures and recitals at both national and international conferences. 

Education

  • B.M., Redlands University
  • M.M., San Francisco Conservatory
  • D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University 

Teaching Interests

  • Piano – solo and collaborative
  • Music Theory
  • Contemporary Music

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Piano Music

Selected Publications

  • The American Evolution: Piano Variations
  • The American Evolution: Piano Sonatas
  • The American Evolution: Piano Preludes
  • Current – new music for piano and trumpet
  • Etesian Traveler – music for trumpet, percussion, and piano
  • Contemporary Collaborations – contemporary music for piano and flute

Professional Associations

  • Phi Kappa Phi – Treasurer
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Lambda - Secretary   
  • Phi Mu Alpha – Faculty Advisor