Lisa M. Scrivani-Tidd is Associate Professor of Music in the State University of New York (SUNY) at Jefferson. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, she resides in Upstate New York with her husband and two children. Lisa holds the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance and literature with minors in music theory and music history and literature from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she was Associate Instructor of Organ in the School of Music. She earned the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville where she taught as Graduate Teaching Assistant in Organ, and the Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the State University of New York College at Fredonia. Lisa’s teachers of organ, harpsichord, and organ literature and improvisation have included Larry Smith, Marilyn Keiser, Robert Rayfield, John Brock, David Fuller, and John Hofmann.

Dr. Scrivani-Tidd served for several years as University Organist at St. Lawrence University, as Music Teacher in the public schools of New York State, and as Visiting Professor of summer graduate music education courses in the School of Music at SUNY Fredonia. She developed a music curriculum at SUNY Jefferson where she currently teaches courses in performance, music theory, music history, and music appreciation. Lisa is an active workshop clinician and performance judge, has won numerous organ competitions, and maintains an active performance record as organ recitalist concertizing under the representation of Concert Artist Cooperative, Sebastopol, CA. She has performed as organ recitalist and choral conductor for many organizations throughout the United States. Lisa has held church music positions in New York, Indiana, and Tennessee, and has served on diocesan music committees of the Roman Catholic Church in New York State. She has served in numerous administrative roles in the American Guild of Organists, including Upstate New York District Convener, Dean of the St. Lawrence River (NY) and Fredonia (NY) chapters, and Sub-Dean of the Bloomington (IN) chapter.

Lisa has taught regularly on the faculty of the Education Department at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. For Greenwood Publishing Group, she authored The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History: The Early Years (1951-1959), which is the first volume of a monumental multi-volume reference series on the history of rock and roll in American culture. For further information about her Encyclopedia published in 2006, visit Lisa has presented at numerous conferences, among them the Successful Teaching Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; the Pop Culture Institute in Chicago, IL; the Ohio Educators Association Conference in Cleveland, OH; the American Guild of Organists Region II Convention in Binghamton, NY; and the New York State School Music Association Annual Conferences in Albany, NY, and Rochester, NY.

Dr. Scrivani-Tidd is a recipient of the 2002 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award is one of the most prestigious honors that can be conferred upon SUNY faculty, and recognizes Dr. Scrivani-Tidd’s outstanding research and artistic productions in music education and the performing arts.