Lisa Raatikainen

Music, Choir, and Band


I first came to Vermont in 1999 to attend Middlebury College. By the time I graduated, I knew I’d make my home here. At Middlebury I studied music theory and composition, music performance, and world religions. I’ve performed regionally on piano, saxophone, guitar, and voice in an eclectic mix of ensembles including the Vermont Choral Union, the original VT cast of Hadestown, the opera chorus of Eric Nielsen’s A Fleeting Animal, and the Langdon Street Cafe Sunday Jazz Ensemble, among others. For ten years, I’ve run a private music lesson studio, teaching piano, voice, and saxophone. I’m very pleased to have joined the faculty at Mater Christi and look forward to creating high quality musical opportunities for our students.


  • B.A. Religion: Middlebury College

  • B.S. Integrated Biological Sciences: UVM

  • Writing poetry and creative non-fiction, reading, knitting, yoga