Composer, musician, academic, educator and workshop leader Lise Vaugeois has a Diploma in Performance and Communication Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Masters of Education from Lakehead University and a PhD in Philosophy of Music Education from the University of Toronto.
She has been composer-in-residence for the Ontario Arts Education Institute and has traveled throughout Canada, on behalf of Orchestras Canada, to lead workshops on creative music projects for professional musicians. She has been leading creative music projects in schools since 1994, working through the Ontario Arts Council, the Community Arts and Heritage Project of Thunder Bay (CAHEP) and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
She has composed music for film, theatre, full orchestra, small ensemble, and students performing together with professional musicians. Amongst her works are Under the Moon with Aunt Birdie (commissioned by the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra); Borealis (commissioned by Thunderstone Pictures), the political cabaret piece Tales of the Great White North and her piece for strings, Through Ice, Fracturing.