Title: Music Educator, Composer & Financial Consultant
Company: Greenwood Studios
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Lonnie Robert Liggitt, Music Educator, Composer and Financial Consultant at Greenwood Studios, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education, music composition, and financial consulting.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Liggitt is an esteemed and accomplished organist who has been performing music for his entire life beginning at the age of 8. Earning a Bachelor of Music from Drake University in 1964, he earned master’s degrees in performance and theory with Dr. Arthur Poister and Dr. Earl George in 1967. He subsequently received a Master of Music from Syracuse University the same year and went on to become an associate conductor for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera from 1967 to 1969.
Throughout his career, Mr. Liggitt has been involved with several symphonies and musical endeavors, including the Tulsa Symphony, the St. Aiden Episcopal Church, the Claremore Symphony League, and the Sand Springs Symphony League. He has additionally toured with Mrs. Ernestine Dillard, a respected Gospel singer, and performed for President Clinton and the prestigious Trumpet Awards on Turner Broadcasting. He further became a composer-in-residence under Walt Whitcover for the New York Repertory Theater and wrote the realizations of numerous early Frescobaldi Concerti discovered by Dr. Don Smithers. Notably, he wrote and produced the first quarter-tone ballet, “A Season in Hell,” based upon the writings of Arthur Rimbaud. Mr. Liggitt’s scores have been performed by the likes of the Jackson Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
In the 1980s, Mr. Liggitt was a prominent securities broker for Morgan Stanley, formerly known as Dean Witter Reynolds. He served as the head of the Southwest region of the United States in private placements, including Hybritech, Motorola and Chrysler, and had 1,000 brokers under his leadership. Mr. Liggitt is renowned for his work with Horace Hopper’s Musical Adventures, Inc., a program for language and mathematics development for autistic and developmentally-delayed children. His work has been funded through private foundations and state grants, winning four national awards in education. Likewise, he is the owner of Greenwood Studios.
As a testament to his professional success, Mr. Liggitt was selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who Among American Teachers. In addition, he was the recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Looking toward the future, he intends to collaborate with Pulitzer Prize nominee, Clifton Taulbert, as well as create a Flute Concerto with Symphonic Orchestra with Tommy Wildcat.
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