Ms. Lanier holds her Master in Music with an emphasis on Vocal Performance from Western Illinois University. Her passion for international studies has taken her to study abroad at Oxford University with the British American Drama Academy, 20th Century French Theater in Paris, France, Music in Vienna, Austria, Italian Opera & Languages in Urbania, Italy, and a business exchange program in Lagos, Nigeria.
In addition to her educational and travel pursuits, she has successfully taught for 15yrs. ranging from Pre-School to the University level. Several of Ms. Lanier’s private students (Voice, Violin & Piano) have won lead roles in musicals, solo opportunities and positions in honors choirs and orchestras. Her professional directing credits include over 30 productions. Her passion for the performing arts (music, dance, theater) keep her heart and calendar full!
When she is not on stage, her interests include cooking, and trying new things whether it be archery, soccer or wood working. She absolutely loves the culture and community here at BISH!