The College of Arts and Architecture

Lisa Bontrager

Lisa Bontrager
Horn

Lisa O. Bontrager has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, including tours with the versatile Millennium Brass, Pennsylvania Quintet, and MirrorImage, a horn duo with Michelle Stebleton. An active performer, Bontrager has been selected as a featured artist for the 2007 Southeast Horn Workshop, the 2010 International Women’s Brass Conference, the 2013 Western U.S. Horn Workshop, and the 2013 Western Illinois Horn Workshop. Currently, she serves as principal horn of the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and Music at Penn’s Woods, and as tenor hornist of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. She has recently performed with the Baltimore, Harrisburg, and Altoona symphonies. 

Recognized for her teaching, Lisa has presented masterclasses throughout the world and is currently Distinguished Professor of Music at Penn State, where she received the 2008 Faculty Scholar Medal for the Arts and Humanities. She also serves as horn instructor at the Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan.

Bontrager is an elected member of the Advisory Council of the International Horn Society. She appears on nearly twenty recordings, including her solo CD, Hunter’s Moon, released on the Summit label. Lisa 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
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

Soundcloud Embed: