Staff Member: Ms. Lisa Screeton
Ms. Lisa Screeton
Director of Music
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A native of Arkansas, Lisa Screeton has an extensive background in Roman Catholic Liturgy and Music, having studied at the Pontificio Istituto de Musica Sacra in Rome. She is also experienced in musical theatre, opera, composition, choral tours, and choral conducting. She returns to the Diocese of Charleston as the new Director of Music for St. Francis by the Sea, having previously served at St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton. Several of her choirs have served as the principal choir at Papal masses.
She was a Harry S. Truman Scholar at Harvard Kennedy School where she was named Class Marshall. She created an international children’s choir from graduate student families for Harvard Graduation 2000.
As a professional singer, she appeared for several seasons on the Emmy Award-winning Christmas in Washington for NBC and TNT, and The Kennedy Center Honors for CBS. Her many performance credits include productions with Fort Worth Opera, Opera Tampa, Nashville Opera, Washington National Cathedral, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Boston Pops, the White House, and the Dover Early Music Consort among others. Musical theater credits include Helga von Braunsweiger in the Ames/Brown world premier of The Red Shoes, as well as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Mother Superior in Nunsense, and Sr. Catherina Soiron in Dialogues of the Carmelites.
The Fine Arts Chair was endowed in her honor at Fort Worth Country Day School in 2007, when she also received the Bayard H. Friedman Hummer Hero Award for excellence in music teaching from the Fort Worth Symphony.
Her interests include painting, birding, dogs, and all things Tom Clancy. She shares her home with a cantankerous feline, Cat Masterson and Malachi, the Musical Mutt.