Ms. Emily Lapisardi
Music Theory/History of Sacred Music
Emily Lapisardi is Director of Musical Activities for Most Holy Trinity Catholic Chapel at the United States Military Academy (West Point, New York), where she serves as organist for all Catholic liturgies, including numerous weddings and funerals; directs the Catholic Cadet Choir on post and for touring appearances including the nationally-televised funeral of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun; plans all Catholic liturgical music; coordinates the chapel's Cadet Pocket Orchestra and guest musicians; and regularly performs as a recitalist on the Cadet Chapel organ (the largest church organ in the world).
Emily holds a master's degree in Sacred Music from Duquesne University and a bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from West Virginia University, where she was named WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior and Honors College J. and C. Nath Outstanding Senior in Research and received the university's nomination for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships. She attended several opera training programs in the United States and Europe, helped to found the period music program at Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, and holds a certificate of Catholic Liturgy from the University of Notre Dame's STEP program.
As a musicologist, she has presented at national and international conferences, published several articles, and received the Communal Studies Association's research fellowship for her work on the hymnody of the Harmony Society.