New music powerhouse Dr. Lisa Neher is an award-winning composer and mezzo-soprano on a mission to transform audiences through sound and story. Described by Oregon ArtsWatch as “a small woman with a very big voice” and a “maestro of beautifully wacky noises,” she captivates listeners with her electrifying dramatic commitment and unforgettable vocal colors. Her compositions explore female athleticism, the climate crisis, and the eerie mystery of ocean life. Neher’s collaborators include Third Angle New Music, FearNoMusic, New Music Gathering, Rhymes With Opera, and Dinosaur Annex. She is a creative and business coach for singers and composers.