Chris Lizak

Director of Marching Bishops and Part-Time Instructor of Performing Arts – Percussion


  • B.M., The Ohio State University
  • M.M., Northwestern University
  • D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin


Dr. Chris Lizak is thrilled to be joining the OWU program! Dr. Lizak most recently served as Assistant Band Director and Percussion Instructor at Lyndon B. Johnson and The Liberal Arts and Science Academy High Schools in Austin, Texas for 7 years. Prior to this, Dr. Lizak was on faculty at Trine University, where he directed the jazz bands, percussion ensemble, assisted with marching and concert bands, and taught percussion lessons. Born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Dr. Lizak earned his Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University, the Master of Music from Northwestern University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from The University of Texas at Austin.

Department Contact Info


Sanborn Hall 014
P 740-368-3722