Music Publishing

Lisa Alger
Lisa Alger

Lisa Alger

Music Publishing Specialist

 

Born and raised in Battle Creek, MI, Lisa came to Lorenz in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Adrian College. A vocalist from birth, she was singing before she could talk, and, legend has it, she also occasionally sings in her sleep! Lisa serves as Music Director for a small church in Maineville, OH and performs with the Dayton Opera Chorus. When she is fortunate enough to find a moment of ‘down time,’ she enjoys spending it with her wonderful husband, Trevor, and their three cats that tend to act more like dogs.

 

  • I’m really into fitness and recently discovered that I’m able to do both chin ups and pull ups, which is really exciting!
  • I once danced the Cha Cha Slide in the world’s largest Toys R Us (NYC).
  • I sang the title role in the opera Jackie-O during my senior year of college and it was the hardest music I’ve ever performed.
  • In the summer of 2014, I took a trip to Colorado with my husband to visit family and participate in a cob building workshop (essentially, we traveled over 1,200 miles to play in the dirt).
Ena Basler
Ena Basler

Ena Basler

Music Publishing Associate

 

Originally from West Virgina, Ena landed in Dayton after living in Detroit for 4 years, two other countries and 3 major cities. Ena worked with dogs professionally for 5 years before joining Lorenz and studied dog behavior independently for 2 of those years. Ena's spare time is spent hiking, listening to music, doing yoga, cooking, painting, gardening and teaching their dog new tricks.

 

  • I am a photographer, mostly of pets and landscapes, but if my friends beg me, I will take photos of their kids.
  • I have been a vegetarian for 25 years and still miss bacon.
  • I am terrified of heights, but once climbed Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka which was terrifying and has no guard rail. Google it. Lol
Julie Eisenhauer
Julie Eisenhauer

Julie Eisenhauer

Editorial Administrator

 

Born and raised in the Buckeye State, Julie attended The Ohio State University. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and a minor in creative writing. Soon after, she joined Lorenz and became a go-to grammar guru. When she isn't wielding a red pen or a keyboard, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and solving puzzles.

 

  • I taught my cat, Willow, to sit and give a low five on command. She cooperates 75% of the time.
  • I have known the American Sign Language alphabet since elementary school and have recently started learning more.
  • In high school, I participated in an American Institute of Architects competition and earned first place for my landscape design.
Kris Kropff
Kris Kropff

Kris Kropff

President, Music Publishing

 

Kris Kropff joined The Lorenz Corporation in 2000 and was named President, Music Publishing in 2011. Kris learned the music publishing business from the ground up as she served the company in a variety of editorial and marketing capacities. Kris graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music History and Literature. As a student, she played clarinet, bass clarinet, and saxophone as part of numerous ensembles. Kris was named the Music Department's Alumni of the Year in 2010 and is a member of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2015. She also tutors adult learners and serves on the board of Project READ. Learn more about Kris by visiting her composer biography.

 

  • I was introduced to the kettlebell in 2010 and it was love at first swing. I am Hardstyle Kettlebell Certified (HKC) as of October, 2014.
  • I've jumped out of a perfectly good plane, twice; have a 1977 Suzuki 650XS and a 2003 Suzuki V-Star 1100, because who doesn’t need two motorcycles; and I’m a licensed open-water diver. It’s been suggested that I may enjoy an adrenaline rush.
  • I inherited a love of old things with character from my Gram, who was an antique dealer. I follow firmly in her packrat and decorate-by-clutter footsteps, and have a great love of hats thanks to her.

 

Bryan Sharpe
Bryan Sharpe

Bryan Sharpe

Music Publishing Specialist

 

Bryan has been a member of the Lorenz team since September of 2012. As a graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, OH, Bryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. With Trombone as his primary instrument in college, he has also studied guitar and voice and was active in the choral program throughout his collegiate career. In addition to his responsibilities at Lorenz, Bryan actively teaches on a part-time basis, has served as the director of high school and middle school pop a cappella groups in the Dayton area, and has numerous choral works in print with Lorenz, Heritage Music Press, and a growing line of pop arrangements with Alfred Music. He enjoys audio and recording production and has incorporated some of these skills into his role at Lorenz. Bryan resides in Dayton with his wife, Lauren, and one child (well ok… he’s a cat), Prince.

 

  • I appeared as a Christmas caroler in a Christmas special of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
  • In sixth grade, I accidentally swallowed a guitar pick. I was then rushed to the hospital where I endured an emergency procedure where they went down my esophagus with a scope and claw to retrieve it.
  • I play lead guitar in a blues band and in an Elvis Presley tribute band called "Ryan Roth and Comeback Special."
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