- Musician and composer for over 40 years, specializing in Renaissance and folk music, as well as modern compositions.
- Play all flutes and recorders, bass viola da gamba, and basic guitar. Teach recorder and flute.
- Play in Viol Consort lead by Sarah Tippett Poon, Sechelt, BC.
- Sing in many choirs, recently including Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir and the Coast Messiah Choir , Sechelt, BC; also MOTET Assumption Project, Pacifica Singers, Gallery Singers, Vivaldi Chamber Choir, & Capilano University Festival Chorus, Vancouver, BC. (More choirs below.)
- Founded and lead madrigal ensembles including The Ultrasounds (Seattle) and The QuasiModals (Vancouver).
- Perform in concerts, at weddings, funerals, church services, malls, parties, dances, street corners, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and even up a tree.
- Founded and performed in folk band Red Currant Jam, playing Celtic dance tunes and jazz standards. Roberts Creek, BC
- Composed and performed score for “Just So and Other Stories,” Seattle Children’s Theatre, ’94.
- Played viola da gamba for English Country Dancers, in folk band “Knives & Forks,” Seattle, early ’90s.
- Taught rounds singing workshops at the Northwest Folklife Festival, ’90-’91
- Founded Twelfth Night performing Renaissance Quartet. Washington DC, ’85-86.
Music Work Experience
- Sound Designer, Music Director, and Composer for Theatrical and Film Productions
- Salesperson, Dusty Strings Folk Music Store and Instrument Builders, Seattle WA, ’87-88
- All-City Elementary Recorder Ensemble, Toronto, ’74.
- Courtenay Youth Music Camp, summer ’78. Studied flute and choral music.
- Vancouver Academy of Music, ’79. Studied flute.
- B.A. in Music (Composition, Chamber Music – flutes, recorders). Studied composition with Vivian Fine and chamber music with Maxine Neuman. Minor in English Drama (Shakespeare, Jacobean Drama). Bennington College ’84.
- Junior Year Abroad: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford UK. Sang in Oriel College & St Catherine’s College Chapel Choirs.
- Masters of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) degree, specializing in Music Librarianship and searching Online Databases. Catholic University of America, ’86
- Amherst Early Music Workshop. Studied Renaissance flute with Ruth Cunningham, and choral singing with Paul Elliott. ’85
- Viol lessons with Tina Chancey, Arlington, VA, ’85-86
- Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, ’87 & ’98
- Voice classes with Kim Scanlon, Seattle, ’91-93
- San Francisco Early Music Workshop with William Mahrt, ’95
- Film Scoring I with composer Hummie Mann, Pacific Northwest Film Music, ’02.
- Tallis Scholars Summer School USA with Peter Philips, Seattle, ’11 & ’13.
- Voice lessons with Lorraine Reinhardt, Burnaby, BC ’18.
- The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (Choral, SAB). Poem by A. E. Housman. Music and video by Lise Kreps. Performed by the Ultrasounds.
- Dreams’ Journey. Cycle of six songs with flute, recorder and piano accompaniment. Poems by Lise Kreps, Anon (15th C), William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Matsuo Basho, Langston Hughes. Music by Lise Kreps.
- Aqua Coelis. “Musique Concrete” composition for cello, percussion, and field-recorded sounds of water, ice, insects and birds. Music by Lise Kreps.
- Ridiculous little ditties, like I Remember The Paperless Office (I also wrote the lyrics)
- Thanksgiving Eve, by Bob Franke. Voice, flute, photos & video by Lise Kreps. Guitar, bass, recording by John Lyon.
- Fyer Fyer, madrigal by Thomas Morley. Performed by the The QuasiModals.
- Though Amaryllis Dance in Green, a wildly polyphonic madrigal by William Byrd. Performed by the The QuasiModals.
- Spem in Alium, motet by Thomas Tallis. Performed by The Tallis Scholars Summer School USA, ’11. 40 independent parts, in 8 choirs of 5 voices each; I sang the middle part in Choir 8.
- Finlandia/This is My Song Words by Lloyd Stone, music by Jean Sibelius. Performed by The Ultrasounds. Photography and video by Lise Kreps.
- Hallelujah (Psalm 146) motet by Salamone Rossi (in Hebrew). Performed by the Ultrasounds.
- Jouissance Vous Donneray 16th C. French dance by Sermisy, performed on Renaissance flute by Lise, in Renaissance costume (video; we dressed up for the Art History Challenge.)
- Eons Ago Blue, by Bob Dorough. Performed by the International Early Music & Furniture Moving Society. (I play alto/top recorder.)
- Beautiful Barmaid Irish tune set, performed by folk band Red Currant Jam at the Sechelt Farmer’s Market.