The American harpsichordist and teacher, Lisa Goode Crawford, was educated at Harvard University. In 1968 she was one of the first winners of the Erwin Bodky Award for performers of early music, and and was one of the first winners of the Erwin Bodky Award for performers of early music.
Since then Lisa Goode Crawford has given solo recitals and ensemble performances throughout the USA and in Europe and Japan. She has edited the keyboard music of Pancrace Royer for the series “Le Pupitre” published by Heugel (Paris) and has recorded solo works of Royer and Rameau for Gasparo Records. A member of the renowned Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, she has participated in ensemble recording projects for Vox, Gasparo, and Smithsonian Recordings. With Mitzi Meyerson, she recorded two-harpsichord arrangements of the harpsichord music of Gaspard Le Roux for Harmonia Mundi France (1998), using two 18th-century French harpsichords in the Russell Collection.
Lisa Goode Crawford was Professor of Harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, from 1973 to 2005. During this period she was a central figure in that institution's early music program and the summer Baroque Performance Institute. One of the most respected harpsichord teachers in the USA, she conducts master-classes and is frequently asked to adjudicate performance competitions. She is a former fellow of Radcliffe’s Bunting Institute. In 1996-1997 she was named to the honorary National Endowment for the Arts Conservatory Challenge Professorship at Oberlin Conservatory. For the 2000-2001 academic year she was awarded Research Status by Oberlin and has been appointed chercheur associé at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (CMBV) to study and edit opera-ballets by Pancrace Royer. She produced and directed Royer’s ballet héroique, Le Pouvoir de l’Amour (1743), at Oberlin in February 2002, to critical acclaim. Her edition of the opera will be published this year by the CMBV.