Lisa M. Redpath


Professor Redpath brings energy and enthusiasm to the Music Program at Stonehill College. Her experiences as a performer, educator, and researcher come together in the instrumental ensembles as well as in the European history and world music classes. Redpath specializes in guiding students of all ages and background levels through experiential music learning. She also actively supports connections between formal and community music-making by conducting and performing in local ensembles herself and by facilitating continued participation after college graduation for her students.

Professor Redpath is an avid supporter of lifelong learning for all musicians. She has presented multiple workshops and papers at conferences for the Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Conference, Music and Lifelong Learning Conference (NAfME Special Research Interest Group, North American Coalition for Community Music), College Music Society, and the Teaching World Music Symposium.

Areas of Expertise

Professor Redpath's areas of expertise include historical musical instruments; orchestral, concert band, wind ensemble, and chamber ensemble performance; world music, community music, and lifelong learning.

Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card

Professor Redpath has established a liaison between the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Stonehill College. Students who participate in the music program are eligible for a free BSO College Card which enables them to attend a nearly unlimited number of BSO performances at no charge. Thanks to this program, students of all experience levels are connecting classroom learning with live performances by this world-class orchestra.


  • B.S. Music Education, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A., Musicology, Boston University
  • M.L.S., Simmons College
  • D.M.A., Music Education, Boston University


  • 2012-2016 Professor Redpath serves as the Eastern Division Representative for the Adult and Community Music Education Special Research Interest Group. (National Association for Music Education.)
  • Recipient of the 2009-2010 Stonehill College Community Associate Award

Courses Taught

  • VPM 134: Concert Ensemble
  • VPM 183: History of Music I: European Traditions
  • VPM 184: History of Music II: Non-Western Traditions
  • VPM 237: Musical Instruments of the World
  • VPM 243: Hear Her Voice! Women Music Makers, Religion, and Spirituality
  • VPM 244: Ten Centuries of the Musical Mass