founded Greenwood Studios in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was the president of
Horace Hopper’s Musical Adventures, Inc. until retirement last fall. For
the past 10 years he has been involved in research in early education
funded through private foundations, state grants and with venture
capital. His work involved the causal relationship between his computer
music applications and communication skills of higher functioning
autistic and Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosed children. His company has won
5 national awards in education and Mr. Liggitt is a member of Who’s
Who Among American Teachers and Who’s Who in America.
For the previous10 years Mr. Liggitt worked as a regional vice president
for Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley). He specialized in private
placements and other capital formation offerings. Mr. Liggitt worked on
placements for Motorola, Hybritec (monoclonal antibodies), Chrysler,
Ares Sorono, Nova Pharmaceuticals, and many other high tech ventures.
All his life, Mr. Liggitt has immersed himself in composing and musical
performance as a pianist and organist. His contemporary works are
published through DSM (Warner Brothers) in New York. He has managed and
toured around the world with Ernestine Dillard, one of the most talented
Gospel singers of our time.
Mr. Liggitt conducted the world premier of Antol Dorati’s Missas
Brevis and was associate conductor of the New York City premier of
Dominique Argento’s Masque of Angels. As a composer in London, he
was commissioned to write the film score for the BBC II production of
“The Three Princes” and the BBC Radio’s production of “Aubrey
As the associate conductor of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for two
seasons, Mr. Liggitt conducted 12 Broadway musicals and coached the
principles brought in for the leads, including Shirley Jones, Patrice
Munsel, Gretchen Wyler, Gene Fenn, Georgio Tozzi, and Richard Metcalf.
In London, he coached all the major roles in the West End opening of “Mame”.
He composed and orchestrated the music for Sue Nichols in her debut tour
of England and Wales.
His organ concerts include St. Thomas Episcopal on 5th avenue (NYC), the
American Cathedral in Paris and Syracuse University. He completed a
Masters of Music degree as a Graduate Fellow with the famous organist
Dr. Arthur Poister. He remained on the faculty at Syracuse University
with Dr. Earl George and Dean Howard Boatwright as a conductor, teacher
and recitalist and musical theorist. He wrote the realizations of
several early Frescobaldi concerti discovered by Dr. Don Smithers who
recorded them in London with Oxford Press. He wrote and produced the
first quartertone ballet, A Season in Hell, based on the writings
of Arthur Rimbault. It was a big fat flop.
Mr. Liggitt and his associate, Mr. Jung Song, are now writing the music
for 2 films. Mr. Liggitt’s music has been performed by the Jackson
Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He
recently joined the Board of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra as vice
president of education.
Mr. Liggitt just performed the World Premier as organist for "Heaven and Earth, a Celtic Journey". He was also organist for the premiers in Ireland and Wales.