This is Lisa Badal’s first year playing with the Thornton Community Chorus. She grew up in a musical household, and started learning piano at age 4. When she was 8, she also began studying violin. She was competitive in both instruments, winning several TASHCO competitions while in high school, and participating in the Denver Young Artists’ Orchestra. Her Senior year she was 3rd chair at Colorado All State Orchestra, sang in the Women’s Choir at Colorado All State Choir, and was the 2nd place winner of the Colorado All State Choir Accompanist competition. After high school she attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education. She currently teaches private piano and violin lessons out of her home and also accompanies the choirs at Prairie View High School twice a week. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and three children.