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Lisa Blackmore

Lecturer, Trumpet

Lisa Blackmore

Dr. Blackmore joins the faculty at the University of Missouri-St. Louis as Lecturer of Trumpet.  In addition, she is Adjunct Professor of Trumpet and Horn at East Central College in Union, Missouri where she also teaches Music History and World Music. She is a member of “Cadre” at Missouri Baptist University and assists with the concert band. She also maintain a studio of trumpet and horn students at Band Instrument Service Company in St. Charles, Missouri. Lisa Blackmore was Adjunct Professor of Trumpet and Horn at Lindenwood University in St. Charles from 1988 to 2010. Under her direction, the Lindenwood Trumpet Ensemble performed at the 2007 conference of the International Trumpet Guild at the University of Massachusetts―Amherst. 

She earned a DMA in Trumpet with a minor in Music History at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign where she received the Graduate College Dissertation Award in Musicology. In 2004, she presented a paper at the Historic Brass Society Symposium in Basel Switzerland. Dr. Blackmore also hold degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and SUNY-Stony Brook.

She performs with the Compton Heights Concert Band, and she is principal trumpet in the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has performed at the International Women’s Brass Conference and on Festival of Trumpets Recitals at conferences of the ITG (most recently at the 2012 conference in Columbus Georgia). She is a member of the Stonehenge Brass Trio and Confluence Brass. The Confluence Brass Quintet performanced at the 2012 MMEA conference and on a faculty recital at the Community Music School, Webster University. She is a bugler with the Missouri Military Funeral Honors Program and has performed Taps at over 300 military services for Missouri Veterans since 2008.

Lisa recently performed as cornet soloist with The Old Pueblo Brass Band in Tucson, AZ and she played herald trumpet at Wrigley Field in Chicago for statue dedications of Billy Williams (2010) and Ron Santo (2011) (secretly wearing Cardinal Red!). She played the natural trumpet for Haymarket Opera Company’s (Chicago) production of Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo in 2011.

Dr. Blackmore is the editor for the Master Class Column of the ITG Youth Web Site. This web site provides useful information for young trumpeters, band directors and amateurs. Her interview with a former teacher and reviews from the International Women’s Brass Conference and International Trumpet Guild Conferences were published in ITG Journals. She served as a member of the Pioneers of Brass Committee for the IWBC and she is a trumpet adjudicator for the Missouri All-State Band and Orchestra.

Lisa lives in Wright City, MO with her husband Mark (also a trumpeter!) and their two cats, Chet and Ella. In her spare time she makes mutes and also enjoys reading and traveling.

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