Kris Carlisle has studied with such noted artists as Louanne Long, Mack McCray, Lita Guerra, and Susan Svrcek. He has been the winner of many competitions and the recipient of various awards including: the Martha Fischer-Tye Foundation Award; a Special Achievement in Musicology Award from the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; and a Georgia Music Teachers Steinway Piano Galleries Educator Grant.
Along with soprano Dina Cancryn, Dr. Carlisle has served as Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Canada exposing audiences to the works of contemporary African American composers. His recording project, The American Evolution - explores the ways in which contemporary American composers have used traditional compositional genres while incorporating contemporary musical language. The first phase, The American Evolution: Piano Variations,includes works by Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, and Benjamin Lees. Phase two, The American Evolution: Piano Sonatas, includes Norman Dello Joio's Piano Sonata #3 and works by Jackson Hill, G. Theodore Wiprud, Andrew Kinney, Charles Bestor, and Amy Dunker. Dr. Carlisle's next recording project will be Current, in collaboration with Berry College's Professor of Trumpet, Dr. Adam Hayes.
- B.M., Redlands University
- M.M., San Francisco Conservatory
- D.M.A., Claremont Graduate University