Lisa Gattuso is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2010 and her Master of Music Education Degree in 2014. She also received her National Board Certification in 2017. Ms. Gattuso has taught Orchestra and Guitar at Noble MS and Holly Shelter MS, and is now teaching Orchestra and Music Appreciation at Roland-Grise Middle School. This is her 12th year working in New Hanover County and 3rd year as Orchestra Lead for NHCS.
Ms. Gattuso has been the event chair for the NC Eastern Region Solo and Ensemble Competition for eight years. Students under her direction have participated in All County and State orchestra events, and have received ratings of "Excellent" and "Superior" at the State Music Performance Adjudication Competition as well as Solo and Ensemble. Ms. Gattuso was also a coach for the UNCG Summer Music Camp for eight years and taught orchestra at the NHCS Summer Camp.
In addition to Junior Strings, Ms. Gattuso is also the director of Rockestra, a new program through the WSYO. When outside of the classroom she performs with the Wilmington Symphony, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, performs for weddings and other private events, teaches a private instrumental studio, and loves to travel as much as possible.
Christine Maynard, Concertmaster
Mary Jo White