Dr. Lisa Sain Odom is a professor of voice and choral ensemble director in the Department of Performing Arts. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree in Vocal Performance from the University of South Carolina, as well as Vocal Performance degrees from Bob Jones University (B.M.) and Converse College (M.M.). Dr. Odom has been seen in concert halls and on opera stages throughout the world from the Carolinas to California to Europe. She has appeared with local orchestras and opera companies including the South Carolina Philharmonic, Foothills Philharmonic, Spartanburg Repertory Theatre, Converse College Opera Theater, Opera at USC, and the Bob Jones University Opera Association. Equally comfortable in the world of musical theater, Dr. Odom has performed with various community theater organizations, including Centre Stage-South Carolina!, Greenville Little Theater, Spartanburg Little Theater, and Tryon Little Theater.
A televsion and film actress as well, Dr. Odom appeared in the film Leatherheads, directed by George Clooney. She was a 2007 National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern and has worked with acclaimed teachers of both classical and contemporary vocal pedagogy such as Robert Edwin, Stephanie Samaras, Jeannette LoVetri and Donald Simonson. She is part of the soprano trio, “A Blonde, a Brunette and a Redhead,” currently performing in concert across the Carolinas. Dr. Odom has served as musical and theater director for many community productions, and she is an accomplished concert soloist. In addition to her work at Clemson, she has served on the music faculties of North Greenville University and Western Carolina University.