Dr. Lisa Lorenzino serves as Chair of the Music Education Area at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University in Montreal, where she works with pre-service music teachers. Currently, her research focuses on cross-cultural approaches to teaching music in both formal and informal settings. Her work has been published in journals including Research Studies in Music Education, Canadian Music Educator, and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. In addition, Dr. Lorenzino has penned book chapters on music and health as well as music teacher identity. Her background includes 14 years as an instrumental/choral teacher at the junior high and high school levels.
Complementing her academic life, she is active as a jazz flutist. Both as a bandleader and sideman, she has performed in jazz, Latin, Cuban, Brazilian, flamenco and classical ensembles alike. She is an avid reader, enjoying contemporary fiction and nonfiction, especially in the areas of music and neuroscience. With a preparation in ethnomusicology, she is fascinated by culture; this fascination fuels her insatiable travel bug. Whether on the road, or at home, she immerses herself in the decorative arts, languages, cooking, and movement, be it salsa or samba, belly or line dancing.