Faculty Profile

Lisa Turchi

(she/her/hers)Contributing Faculty in Music (voice) (2019)

Contact Information


Weiss Center for the Arts Room 316


Equally at home on stage and in concert, Elisabeth Turchi’s versatility as an artist is evident in the diverse roles she has performed, comic to dramatic. Stage credits include Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta (La Bohème), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Alice (Falstaff), and Lucy (The Telephone). She has sung with the Pittsburgh Opera, Caramoor International Music Festival, Opera Camerata of Washington DC, Annapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, Harrisburg Opera, New Opera Festival of Rome, and Gotham Chamber Opera. Career highlights include a European tour of Haydn’s Creation with two-time Grammy winner Robert Page and performing Dave Brubeck’s Canticles of Mary with the Grammy-winning composer and his famous quartet. Ms. Turchi is an alumna of Bel Canto at Caramoor, The International Institute of Vocal Arts, The Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, The International Lyric Academy of Rome, and The Ezio Pinza Council of American Singers of Opera. She holds degrees in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon University and Shenandoah University.


  • B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
  • M.Perf., Shenandoah University, 2003

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

MUEN 009 College Choir
May Not Be Audited.Each year, the College Choir performs two concerts featuring a diverse and moving range of international choral music that reflects Dickinson’s global mindset and intercultural practice. In recent years, the choir has sung in over thirteen languages—including Arabic, Hebrew, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean—and presented innovative programs to address current social and political concerns. The choir also regularly collaborates with other student ensembles—such as the Dickinson Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, and the Dance Theater Group—as well as professional institutions in our area. All students—regardless of major—are encouraged to contact the director for an audition.

MUPS 111 The Expressive Voice
Permission of Instructor Required