About Alisa Kay

During her college years Alisa Kay traveled nationally and internationally with various singing organizations, providing her with enriching experiences and resulting in a deeper love and appreciation for the United States of America.  She has performed in 48 states, (but there's still time for Montana and Alaska!).


In 1982 Alisa Kay earned the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in the studio of Dr. Jeri Graham Edmonds, a remarkable and thrilling soprano. While there, she was featured soloist for the university at numerous public relations events, and she sang the title role in OBU's production of Bizet's Carmen (accompanied by the Oklahoma Symphony).

By the age of 12, Alisa Kay was accepting invitations to sing on prominent stages across the South.  She began winning school and community competitions, and as an accomplished student of the piano she accompanied numerous choirs, ensembles and soloists in the Greenville, South Carolina area's schools and churches.


During her high school years, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Civitan Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Music Club.  She won All State and Honors Chorus, and she was chosen to be a member of the Greenville County Chorus and was a student in the first class to attend the Greenville County Fine Arts School under the direction of Virginia Uldrick. Alisa Kay was the recipient of the Greenville County Rotary Club's scholarship to Brevard Music Center (North Carolina) where she was a featured soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a supporting role in their production of The Magic Flute, and ensemble roles in Die Fledermaus, Rigoletto, Faust, and Fiddler on the Roof.  The final honor of her high school career was singing Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi at her high school graduation in the auditorium of Furman University.


Alisa Kay continues to teach voice and music theory for beginners through college prep level students in the North Fulton/Forsyth County area, as she has for over 25 years.

She went on to study with the legendary Elena Nikolaidi at the Houston Opera Studio (a unit of the Houston Grand Opera).  She was also featured soloist at Second Baptist Church of Houston, where she appeared frequently on their television broadcasts, and sang 21 consecutive performances of The Singing Christmas Tree as the 'top of the tree' star.

In her 'grown up' years (she says facetiously with a twinkle in her eye) Alisa Kay continued to enjoy a busy career as featured soloist on stages and in studios across the country.

  • She played a feature role in the made for television musical, Beloved Thief.
  • She became a vocal talent for radio commercials and for industrial films.   
  • She became 'the voice' for over 400 interactive voice response systems nationwide, including systems for American Express, Chase, and Advanta.
  • In 1987 she was co-founding director of Dunwoody School for the Arts and under her leadership the school grew to a faculty of over 25                               instructors and a student body exceeding 300.  Over 25 years later the school is still training artists of all ages.  
  • In 1991 she became the Co-Founder, President, and Artistic Director at Medallion Performing Artists Corporation (MPAC).  MPAC energized a renewed focus on community arts programs in the North Fulton/Forsyth county area of Georgia, and reached out to thousands of students of all ages through arts camps, workshops, vocal training, instrumental training, dance training, visual arts training, stage productions and other performance opportunities.   
  • She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.