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 asked to join the staff of The Ohio State University Marching Band as Interim 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 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. She was asked to join the arranging staff of The Ohio State University Marching Band in 2008, and 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.
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.