Kris Carlisle received his training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Claremont Graduate University. He has studied with such noted artists as Louanne Long, Mack McCray, Lita Guerra, and Susan Svrcek. He has been the winner of many competitions and the recipient of various awards including: the Martha Fischer-Tye Foundation Award; as Special Achievement in Musicology Sward from the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; and a Georgia Music Teachers Steinway Piano Galleries Educator Grant. Specializing in contemporary music, Dr. Carlisle is currently promoting his latest album with Eastman Trumpet Artist, Adam Hayes. The album “Current” is a collection of contemporary works for piano and trumpet. This collaborative album features innovative compositions for trumpet and piano and is distributed internationally by Curvepoint Media. Along with soprano Dina Cancryn, Dr. Carlisle has served as Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts n Banff, Canada exposing audiences to the works of contemporary American composers. His recording project, “The American Evolution” explores the ways in which contemporary American composers have used traditional compositional genres while incorporating contemporary musical language. Dr. Carlisle is Director of Music Programs at Berry College, Rome, GA.