Lisa Galvin

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A native Ohioan, Lisa Galvin holds two degrees in Music Education from The Ohio State University, and recently retired after 30 years of successful teaching in the Reynoldsburg and Hilliard City School Districts. Her middle school and high school performing ensembles have been invited to perform at local, state and national venues, and they consistently received Superior Ratings at both District and State level events sanctioned by the Ohio Music Education Association. In 2014, Lisa was appointed to the directing staff of The Ohio State University Marching Band as Interim Co-Associate Director. She is a founding member of the Brass Band of Columbus, where she has maintained the Principal Horn chair for the past 38 years. She is also a founding member and Principal Horn with the Athena Brass Band, consisting of 35 women brass band professionals from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan.

Lisa’s interest in music arranging and composition has steered her toward an active career of producing all types of music. Since joining the arranging staff of The Ohio State University Marching Band in 2008, her music has been featured in several bowl game appearances and popular half-time videos by the famed marching band. Mrs. Galvin also enjoys writing solo, ensemble and large group works for a number of middle school, high school, collegiate and community band programs, and she has served as a guest conductor and clinician for many bands across the state of Ohio. In 2009, Mrs. Galvin was asked to join the band staff of the newly-opened Hilliard Bradley High School in Hilliard, Ohio, where she was privileged to have two original compositions chosen as the school’s Alma Mater and Fight Song “We Are Bradley.” She has been commissioned for numerous compositions, and her works have been premiered at the International Women’s Brass Conference and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

She has a number of band and string orchestra compositions published with the C. L. Barnhouse Company, and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. Lisa always enjoys hearing her music in performance, and would appreciate hearing from you when you program her music! Mrs. Galvin has served as an adjunct lecturer in Music Technology at Capital University and The Ohio State University, where she periodically taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Finale© and SmartMusic© software. Additionally, she has served the Ohio Music Education Association in a number of capacities. In 2013 she and her husband served as the co-chairs of the OMEA State Professional Development Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Lisa holds membership in the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the National Association for Music Education, the North American Brass Band Association, the International Women’s Brass Conference and the Ohio Music Education Association. She has been honored with induction into Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, Pi Kappa Lambda International Music Honor Society, the American School Band Directors Association, and she is listed in ‘Who’s Who of American Women.’ She and her husband, Joe reside in Columbus, Ohio. Together they manage, serving the needs of music educators everywhere.

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