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Lisa Forkish


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 the spring of 2017.

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A BIG shout-out to DWC Music Director Lisa Forkish for another major vocal achievement! Sponsored by Varsity... more
Big Sing California – what an event! On July 21, 2018, approximately 9,000 singers participated in the... more
Join a wonderful group of women Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. to breathe, sing and inspire each other.  ... more

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Diablo Women's Chorale
Walnut Creek, California, USA

Phone: (925) 968-9962 - Anne

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