LISA FORKISH is an Oakland-based vocalist, composer, arranger, and music educator. She served four years as music director for the University of Oregon’s acclaimed female a cappella group, Divisi, featured in the best-selling book “Pitch Perfect," later made into the hit film of the same name.
Lisa studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has a vast performance resume, having performed all over the country. She currently works part-time as part of Oakland School for the Arts (OSA)’s vocal music faculty and is the director of Vocal Rush, OSA's award-winning a cappella ensemble. Lisa is also one of the founders of the Women’s A Cappella Association (WACA), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating women in a cappella and hosting an annual festival called SheSings. She has directed DWC since January 2017.