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Lisa Galvin

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.  Lisa has worn several hats with The Ohio State University Marching Band.  She was a five-year member of the band, serving two years as Squad Leader.  She returned in 2005 to accept a Graduate Teaching Associate position with the band, and has served for the past eleven years as a member of the music arranging staff for the band.  In 2014, Lisa was asked to join 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 33 years.  She is also a founding member and Principal Horn with the Athena Brass Band, comprised of 35 women brass band professionals from across the United States. 


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 halftime videos by the famed marching band.  Mrs. Galvin also enjoys writing solo, ensemble and large group works for a number of middle school and high school 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 in 2012 she was honored to have one of her original works premiered at the International Women’s Brass Conference.  She has several compositions published with the C. L. Barnhouse Company, and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator.


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.  Most recently, she and her husband served as the co-chairs of the 2013 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 currently reside in Columbus, Ohio.

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