Lish earned her Master's in Flute Performance at New York University as a student of Dr. Brad Garner. She also had weekly repertoire/master class with Keith Underwood. Lish performed on both flute and bass flute with NYU's New Music and Dance Ensemble directed by Dr. Esther Lamneck, was a member of the New Music Rep. Ensemble (performing with violin, cello, clarinet, and piano), and was the piccoloist with the Symphony Orchestra under Michael Lankaster and Wind Ensemble under Paul Cohen.
In 2006 Lish was awarded a Graduate Student Organization grant which supports students of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development who are actively contributing to their field of study.
Lish also holds two Bachelor degrees, one in English with a Minor in Music and one in Flute Performance. Both were earned at The College of New Jersey, formerly Trenton State College.
Primary flute studies include Julius Baker, Dr. Brad Garner, David DiGiacobbe, Dr. Dent Williamson, David Ancker, and Ronna Ayscue. Additional lessons were with Keith Underwood, Paul-Edmund Davies, Sato Moughalian, David Cramer, Jeff Khaner, and Adeline Tomasone. Quintet and chamber coaching sessions have been with Alan Gilbert, Heawon Kim, Jeff Scott, Matt Sullivan, Roger McKinney, George Balog, Vanita Jones, and members of the Imani Wind Quintet.
Piano studies were with Shirley Bachelor, Jack Ervin, and Karen Hill at The College of New Jersey. She successfully passed the state piano proficiency exam required for all student teachers in NJ.
Lish has also performed in many master classes and was invited by Julius Baker to attend his master class after performing for him at the International FAME Festival. She has performed for Sandra Church, Robert Dick, David DiGiacobbe, Philippe Pierlot, Keith Underwood, Goran Marcusson, Gary Schocker, Joshua Smith, Brad Garner, Susan Glaser, Stephanie Mortimore (piccolo master class), Steve Tanzer (piccolo master class), Nobataka Shimizu, Kelly McDermott, Jeff Khaner, Jill Felber, and Dent Williamson. She was invited to perform in two master classes given by the New York Flute Club, a piccolo master class sponsored by the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, and attended the Cincinnati Flute Symposium as a performer.
Lish has experience implementing her own master classes and clinics for various middle and high schools in southern and central Jersey. Please contact Lish if you are interested in hosting a class or sectional. Demonstrations on piccolo, flute, alto flute, and bass flute are available.