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Lisa Bontrager

Lisa Bontrager
Horn

Lisa O. Bontrager has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Japan, including tours with the versatile Millennium Brass and MirrorImage, a horn duo with Michelle Stebleton, as well as the Pennsylvania Quintet.  Bontrager has served as featured artist at the Southeast Horn Workshop, the International Women’s Brass Conference in Toronto, the Western United States Horn Symposium (Las Vegas, Nevada), the Western Illinois Horn Workshop, Oficinate Musica De Curitiba (Brazil), and has been a concerto soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Paraguay.

Recognized for her teaching, Bontrager has presented masterclasses throughout the world. She is a Distinguished Professor of Music at Penn State where she received the 2008 Faculty Scholar Medal for the Arts and Humanities. For six summers, she taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp. She serves as principal horn of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, the Altoona Symphony, Music at Penn’s Woods, as tenor hornist of the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and has performed with the Baltimore, Chautauqua, and Harrisburg symphonies. 

Bontrager serves as an elected member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society. She can be heard on nearly 20 recordings, including her solo CD, “Hunter’s Moon,” released on the Summit label. She holds performance degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied with Louis Stout.

Recordings: 
Hunter’s Moon Including works by Horvit, Bozza, Barboteu, Vinter, Wilder, Gliere, Glazounov, and Basler. Summit Records, DCD 327

Hunter’s Moon
Including works by Horvit, Bozza, Barboteu, Vinter, Wilder, Gliere, Glazounov, and Basler.
Summit Records, DCD 327

Millennium Brass - In Concert!
Millennium Brass - In Concert!
Vince DiMartino, trumpet; Richard Illman, trumpet; Lisa O. Bontrager, horn; Scott Hartman, trombone; and Marty Erickson, tuba.  
Including works by Mozart, Puccini, Copland, and popular selections.
Millenium Brass (884501503617)
Millennium Brass Walking Frog Records Vince DiMartino, trumpet; Rich Illman, trumpet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Scott Hartman, trombone; Marty Erickson, tuba Works by Tom Ritter George, William Walond, W.A. Mozart, Gustav Holst, Tom Turpin, Vittorio Monti, Bizet, Gershwin, Jack End, Grainger, Cheetham, Jack Gale, and Fats Waller

Millennium Brass
Walking Frog Records
Vince DiMartino, trumpet; Rich Illman, trumpet; Lisa Bontrager, horn; Scott Hartman, trombone; Marty Erickson, tuba
Works by Tom Ritter George, William Walond, W.A. Mozart, Gustav Holst, Tom Turpin, Vittorio Monti, Bizet, Gershwin, Jack End, Grainger, Cheetham, Jack Gale, and Fats Waller

MirrorImage at the Opera MirrorImage Horn Duo -- Lisa Bontrager and Michelle Stebleton Opera Duets and Songs arranged for Horn Duo and Piano, including works by Berlioz, Bizet, Boccherini, Delibes, Donizetti, Handel, Mozart, Rossini & Verdi MSR Classics, MS1234

MirrorImage at the Opera
MirrorImage Horn Duo -- Lisa Bontrager and Michelle Stebleton
Opera Duets and Songs arranged for Horn Duo and Piano, including works by Berlioz, Bizet, Boccherini, Delibes, Donizetti, Handel, Mozart, Rossini & Verdi
MSR Classics, MS1234

Harambee: Horn Music of Paul Basler Lisa Bontrager, David Bradley, Kristen Johns, Charles "Skip" Snead, Michelle Stebleton, Gerald Walker, Jr. Horns Paul Basler Piano MSR Classics, MS1166

Harambee: Horn Music of Paul Basler
Lisa Bontrager, David Bradley, Kristen Johns, Charles "Skip" Snead, Michelle Stebleton, Gerald Walker, Jr.
Horns
Paul Basler
Piano MSR Classics, MS1166

A Christmas Festival
A Christmas Festival
Brass Band of Battle Creek
Works by Adolphe Adam, Leroy Anderson, George Frideric Handel, Victor Herbert, Mykola Leontovitch
MSR Classics [MS1425]
Thastum Rag! Dorian Recordings New Columbian Brass Band George Foreman, Conductor Toe-Tappers and Finger-Snappers from America's Golden Age

Thastum Rag!
Dorian Recordings
New Columbian Brass Band
George Foreman, Conductor
Toe-Tappers and Finger-Snappers from America's Golden Age

American Wind Music Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran. Including works by Fine, Rochbherg, Etler, Bach.  Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2085

American Wind Music
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran.
Including works by Fine, Rochbherg, Etler, Bach. 
Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2085

Recent American Works for Winds Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Tim Hurtz, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran Including works by Cohen, Albright, Zahab, Benjamin, Wilsom and Bermel. Centaur Records, Inc. CRC2509

Recent American Works for Winds
Eleanor Duncan ArmstrongTim HurtzSmith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran
Including works by Cohen, Albright, Zahab, Benjamin, Wilsom and Bermel.
Centaur Records, Inc. CRC2509

20th Century Wind Chamber Music Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran, with Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano. Including works by Stucky, Berger, Thorne, Bach, Schafer. Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2225

20th Century Wind Chamber Music
Eleanor Duncan Armstrong, Barry Kroeker, Smith Toulson, Lisa O. Bontrager, Daryl Durran,
with Jan Wilson, mezzo-soprano. Including works by Stucky, Berger, Thorne, Bach, Schafer.
Centaur Records, Inc., CRC2225

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