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onnie Goodliffe has an extensive
background in organ performance, music
theory and composition. She has
served as a Tabernacle Organist for
nearly a quarter of a century and in
key positions with the American Guild
As one of the Tabernacle organists,
Goodliffe performs with both the
Tabernacle Choir and the Temple Square
Chorale. She also joins with her
fellow organists in presenting daily
30-minute organ recitals in the
Tabernacle. In addition, Goodliffe
teaches music theory in the three-
month Choir training school conducted
twice each year for new entrants to
the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and as in-
service for current Choir members.
Goodliffe has been a Tabernacle
organist since 1979. She studied
piano and organ at the San Francisco
Conservatory of Music, the Mozarteum
in Salzburg, Austria, and at Brigham
Young University in Provo, Utah.
Bonnie received both her bachelor's
and master's degrees in music from
Brigham Young University.
Goodliffe is a Fellow of the
American Guild of Organists (AGO).
She was an AGO Regional Education
Coordinator from 1993 to 1999 and is
currently a member of the AGO National
Certification Committee. She has
presented workshops at AGO conventions
and has written several articles
published in the AGO's official
magazine, The American Organist.
Goodliffe was a member of the
executive committee responsible for
the current edition of the hymnal for
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints. She is a published
composer with credits including the
hymn "We Meet Again as Sisters," a
musical setting of "Take My Life and
Let It Be" and an arrangement
of "Jesus, the Very Thought of
Goodliffe and her husband, Glade, a
CPA and business consultant, are the
parents of seven children.