Director of Vocal Studies
Ms. Lisa Clement, soprano and pianist, is the Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Voice at UMHB. She is currently celebrating her twenty-third year as full-time voice faculty at UMHB. During her time at UMHB, she has taught classical and commercial applied voice as well as Vocal Diction I and II and Advanced French Diction.
Ms. Clement currently holds the office of South Texas District Governor of NATS, having served as Assistant Auditions Chair for the 2016 Texoma NATS Student Auditions and recording secretary for the Texoma Board of Control fall 2016 meeting. She has held the positions of President, Interim President, and Auditions Chair for the South Texas chapter. Ms. Clement and pianist Matt Crosby presented two lecture/recitals at recent Texoma NATS Conferences: “Teaching and Singing Castilian Spanish: A Demonstration of Art Songs from Spain” at the 2016 Texoma NATS Conference, and “Free Music: A Recital of Uncommon Teaching Gems Found in the Public Domain” at the 2014 Texoma NATS Conference. Ms. Clement’s students have been named finalists in district, regional, and national NATS competitions.
Ms. Clement earned the Bachelor of Music Degree summa cum laude in vocal and piano performance from Murray State University in Kentucky and the Masters of Music Degree in piano performance from the University of Louisville where she was mentored by renowned pianist Lee Luvisi. Ms. Clement studied additionally toward a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in vocal performance at the University of Texas at Austin. Lisa Clement is a certified Somatic VoiceworkTM the LoVetri Method singing specialist.
In addition to her career as a voice teacher, Ms. Clement is pianist for the First United Methodist Church of Belton. She lives in Salado with her husband, and has two sons in college. Ms. Clement enjoys reading, hiking, and travelling.