Lecturer, Trumpet & Music History

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Lisa Blackmore teaches Trumpet and Music History at UMSL and High Brass at East Central College, where she also teaches Music History, World Music, and Music Appreciation. 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. Dr. Blackmore also holds degrees from the University of MO-Columbia and SUNY-Stony Brook.

Recent solo performances include the premiere of Daniel Eichenbaum's Concertino with the UMSL Wind Ensemble and solos with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, UMSL Orchestra, ECC Jazz Band, Ambassadors of Harmony, and The Old Pueblo Brass Band. She appeared as a soloist at the 2015 International Trumpet Guild conference in Columbus, Ohio. Other interesting performing opportunities include herald trumpet at Wrigley Field (secretly wearing Cardinal Red) and natural trumpet for Haymarket Opera Company in Chicago.

Lisa is principal trumpet in the St. Louis Wind Symphony, performs with the Compton Heights Concert Band, Clarion Herald Trumpets, and occasionally with Confluence Brass, Stonehenge Brass, and Queens of Swing. She was a bugler with the MO Military Funeral Honors Program, performing Taps at over 375 military services for Missouri Veterans. She is an auxiliary member of American Legion St. Louis Service Women’s Post 404, most recently performing Taps at Soldiers Memorial on 11/11 before the City of St. Louis Veterans Day parade.

Her university trumpet ensembles have performed twice at International Trumpet Guild conferences; the ensemble from UMSL playing at the 2015 conference in Ohio where they premiered Eight Through Eleven: Four Episodes for Seven Trumpets by Zachary Cairns. Lisa edits the Master Class Column on the ITG Web Site, and she serves on the committee for ITG Affiliate Chapters. Her interview with Dr. Betty Scott and reviews from the International Women’s Brass Conference and International Trumpet Guild Conferences have been published in ITG Journals.

She has been a trumpet adjudicator for the Missouri All-State groups longer than she can remember. Her private studio teaching has resulted in students performing in the St. Louis Youth Symphony and various Missouri All-State ensembles.

Lisa lives in Wright City with her husband Mark, (who also teaches trumpet at UMSL), and their two cats, Chet and Ella. In her spare time she makes practice mutes and enjoys reading, swimming, and traveling.


Contact Information
(314) 516-5980
blackmorel@umsl.edu