Lippincott, Joan, American organist and teacher; b. East Orange, N.J., Dec. 25, 1935. She studied piano and organ with William Jancovius, then organ with Alexander McCurdy at Westminster Choir Coll. in Princeton, N.J. (B.M., 1957; M.M., 1961) and at the Curtis Inst. of Music in Philadelphia (diploma, 1960), where she also received instruction in piano from Vladimir Sokoloff; subsequently she pursued graduate studies at the School of Sacred Music at the Union Theological Seminary in N.Y. She made many tours as a recitalist in the U.S. and overseas. She also taught at Westminster Choir Coll. (from 1960), where she served as head of the organ dept. (from 1967). In addition to the standard organ literature, Lippincott has played much contemporary music for her instrument.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire