Learn more about our faculty member Lisa Casal-Galietta.
Lisa began her journey on the violin at the age of 8 and since that time, she has earned degrees in performance from both the University of Akron and Stony Brook University.
Lisa is an active performer and has been invited to perform in the WMP Strad for Lunch concert series, the Edith Brenner Memorial Concert Series, The Rising Stars Concert Series in Bellport, NY, Faust Harrison Pianos, and at the Custer Observatory Chamber Music Series, in Southold, NY to name a few. Respectively, she has also had the wonderful opportunity to perform with the late Marvin Hamlisch, Randy Newman, Julianne Moore, Johnathan Haas, Marvin Stamm, and Bill Mays.
In 2015, Lisa founded the ensemble, The Red Door Chamber Players. The collective is a blend of strings, guitar, piano, organ and voice and are dedicated to bringing high quality performances throughout the tri-state area and beyond. In the beginning of 2020, the ensemble received a grant from the Huntington Arts Council to launch their educational program named Red Door Chamber Partners Educational Program. The program aimed to give selected student and adult string players chamber music performance opportunities while also receiving hours of free coaching sessions from members of The Red Door Chamber Players.
Lisa believes in what a positive and encouraging musical education can do for a young mind. In July 2019, Mrs. Casal-Galietta was a featured artist on, The Music Educator Podcast, hosted by violist, Gregory Childress. Lisa continues to balance her passion for performance with a love of teaching she has been teaching at East End Arts for over 10 years and is also a faculty member at Suffolk Community College in Selden.