Lisa Layman, is an accomplished operatic soprano, voice teacher and acting coach. Her work within the operatic realm spans nearly thirty years and counting. Her operatic repertoire included the works of Puccini, Verdi, Bellini, Mozart, Bizet, Donizetti and others. At ease on both the operatic stage and the concert and oratorio stage, she has sung at Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center @ Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, and at the Holder’s International Music Festival in Barbados , West Indies.
Her work as an administrator includes the assistant management of the Danny Kaye Playhouse Box Office @ Hunter College, NYC, and management of a private HIV friendly dental practice in New York City. During that time, Lisa became keenly aware of how the arts and wellness could and should be more intertwined by way of service for the larger communities involved. As support from her administrative life created space for her passion, the two grew into an extraordinary opportunity when she later became the Ryan White Program Coordinator for NOVA Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
She supervised management of a fourteen chair, HIV/AIDS Dental Clinic funded solely from the Ryan White Fund of HRSA. This unique and powerful experience ultimately led Lisa back to teaching and the arts, where she has proudly taught voice at SUNY Fredonia for five years, and has served as Executive Director of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra for two seasons. Lisa currently resides in Erie, PA. With her husband of 30 years, tenor, Brent Weber.