Temple Square Organist
A Temple Square organist since 1979, Bonnie Goodliffe has an extensive background in organ performance, music theory, and composition. She studied piano and organ at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Brigham Young University.
As one of the Tabernacle organists, she performs with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Temple Square Chorale, and Bells on Temple Square and joins with her fellow organists in presenting daily 30-minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle and Conference Center. In addition, she teaches music theory in the 16-week Choir training school conducted each year for new entrants to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Mrs. Goodliffe is a fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has held key positions in that organization, including regional education coordinator and member of the National Certification Committee. She has presented workshops at AGO conventions and has written several articles published in the Guild’s official magazine, The American Organist. She is a published composer and arranger and has served on the Music Committee for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bonnie Goodliffe and her husband, Glade, are the parents of seven children.