MM; Indiana University, BM; University of Iowa
Since serving as the 50th Miss Iowa for the Miss America Organization, Lisa Dondlinger has quickly become one of the most sought after young musicians in the entertainment industry. Lisa moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2000 and has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as: Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, Earth Wind and Fire, Sara Bareilles, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Carrie Underwood, Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, Josh Groban, Annie Lennox, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Luciano Pavarotti, John Williams, Quincy Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, and Diane Reeves to name a few. She has performed on the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, Idol Gives Back, Dancing with the Stars, America's Got Talent, Grease: You're the one That I Want, The American Music Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Association of Country Music Awards, The NAACP Image Awards, Home For The Holidays, in music videos, the Oscar-winning movie Ray, and the JCPenny Jam. Lisa can also be heard on many movie soundtracks and commercials. Her performance venues range from the Los Angeles Staples Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and the Kodak Theater to the Mandalay Bay Events Center and the Forum at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Lisa's live engagements also include symphonic, chamber music, and opera performances. She is a member of the New West Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, LA Master Chorale, Pasadena Pops Orchestra and Mladi: LA's own conductorless chamber orchestra. Lisa currently serves as Professor of Violin at Pepperdine University.