Lisa Garner Santa

Professor of Flute & Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, Texas Tech University
Custom Silver, lightweight mechanism, inline, B footjoint

A "remarkable artist with dazzling musical ability" (American Record Guide), Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Her playing has been described as "luminously beautiful" (Audio Video Club of Atlanta) and "soulful" (All Music Guide).

As a member of the National Flute Association, Dr. Garner Santa has been a featured performer at numerous conventions and has served as adjudicator and coordinator for many NFA events and competitions, including service as the Program Chair and as a member of the Executive Committee.  

As a pedagogue, Lisa Garner Santa presents masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. International exchanges include masterclasses and performances at the Royal College of Music in London, England, Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, Peking University in Beijing, China and most recently in Veracruz, Mexico. Her students have been prize winners in numerous competitions including the NFA Young Artist, Myrna Brown, Frank Bowen, and Byron Hestor competitions. 

Lisa Garner Santa has been recognized as a pedagogue through many awards including the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award and the President's Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award. Recent publications include The Flutist Quarterly 2019 articles, “An Uncommon Woman: Celebrating the Flute Works of Composer Joan Tower,” and "Ergonomic Headjoint Designs," co-authored with Chip Shelton, D.D.S., as well as the 2018 co-authored book chapter, “Faculty Voices and Perspectives on Transparent Assignment Design," Stylus Publishing, an outgrowth of the Transparency in Teaching and Learning Project at TTU. Musician Wellness continues to be an integrated part of her pedagogy: "How the Busiest People Alive Thrive: Tools to Fuel Teaching and Prevent Burnout," co-authored with Dr. Shauna Thompson, was published by Southwestern Musician in 2019.