- Musician and composer for over 40 years, specializing in Renaissance and folk music, as well as modern compositions.
- Play all flutes and recorders, and some guitar and viola da gamba. Teach recorder and flute.
- Currently, founder of and performer in band “Red Currant Jam,” playing Celtic dance tunes and jazz standards on flutes, accordion, and guitar. Roberts Creek, BC
- Perform in concerts, at weddings, funerals, church services, malls, parties, dances, street corners, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, and even up a tree.
- Sing semi-professionally in choirs, recently including Pacifica Singers, Gallery Singers, Vivaldi Chamber Choir, as well as Suncoast Phoenix Community Choir.
- Founded and lead madrigal ensembles including The Ultrasounds (Seattle) and The QuasiModals (Vancouver).
- Composed and performed score for “Just So and Other Stories,” Seattle Children’s Theatre, ’94.
- Taught rounds singing workshops at the Northwest Folklife Festival, ’90-’91
- Founded “Twelfth Night” Renaissance Quartet: performed for weddings, church services, parties, etc. 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
- B.A. in Music (Composition, Chamber Music). Studied composition with Vivian Fine. Minor in English Drama (Shakespeare, Jacobean Drama). Bennington College ’84.
- Junior Year Abroad: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford UK.
- Masters of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) degree, specializing in Music Librarianship and searching Online Databases. CUA ’86
- Amherst Early Music Workshop with Ruth Cunningham and Paul Elliott, ’85
- Port Townsend Early Music Workshop, ’87 & ’98
- 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.
- The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (Choral SAB). Poem by A. E. Housman. Music and video by Lise Kreps.
- 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.
- QuasiModal madrigals singing “Sing We and Chant It” by Thomas Morley; rehearsing outdoors, socially distanced, at the Renfrew Ravine Labyrinth.
- Red Currant Jam performing fiddle tunes, folk songs and jazz standards at the Sechelt Farmer’s Market.
- “Jouissance Vous Donneray” 16th C. French dance by Sermisy, performed on Renaissance flute by Lise, in Renaissance costume. (We dressed up for the Art History Challenge.)
- “Finlandia/This is My Song” performed by The Ultrasounds, ’11. Video and photography by Lise.
- “Fyer Fyer” madrigal by Thomas Morley, performed by the QuasiModals, ’19.
- “Spem in Alium” 40-part motet by Thomas Tallis, performed by The Tallis Scholars Summer School USA, ’11.