Lawrence Sisk | Chair, Department of Music
Dr. Lawrence Sisk Lawrence Sisk has served as Professor of Music and Chairman of the Music Department at Lewis University since 1988. Sisk studied bassoon at the College-Conservatory of Music with Otto Eifert, former principal bassoon of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and later with Willard Elliot, former principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He went on to earn a PhD in historical musicology at Northwestern University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Italy. Since 1991 he has conducted the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. He also conducts the Lewis University Choir and the liturgical choir at St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church. His wide-ranging scholarly interests comprise the Homeric epics and Dante's Divine Comedy as well as other literature that has inspired composers.