Lois A. Vipond Case

1940 -

Lois Case, pianist and harpsichordist, was a music teacher at Pacific Union College. She and her husband, Del, were at PUC from 1964 to 2005, longer than any other music teachers since the school's beginning. She founded the PUC Preparatory Division, which was part of the music program in the Paulin Center for the Creative Arts, in 1984 and directed it until her retirement in 2005.

Lois attended Monterey Bay Academy, where she met Del Case and following their marriage in August 1960, completed a B.A. in music in 1963 at Southern Missionary College, now Southern Adventist University, when he taught there from 1960 to 1964. She completed an M.A. in piano performance at PUC in 1969.

Case studied piano with Perry Beach, Yvonne Caro Howard, and Morris Taylor, and harpsichord with Alice Ehlers, Kathy McIntosh, and John Hamilton. Case also attended many master classes in harpsichord and Baroque performance studies in the U.S. and Europe under such renowned teachers as Kenneth Gilbert, Amsterdam; Suzanna Rusikova, Prague; and Gustav Leonhardt.

She was a frequent performer and concertized throughout California. A certified Kodaly teacher, Case also taught music education classes, piano, piano pedagogy, and harpsichord in the college program. She and her husband both enjoy skiing and traveling and traveled to Europe twelve times, spending two weeks in Spain in March 2004, the year before they retired.

The Cases retired to southern California to be near their two daughters, Tonya and Lorie, both graduates of PUC. They are living in a home located at a 3,000 foot elevation in the San Bernardino Mountains.


Sources: interview, 2005; retirement article, Summer/Autumn 2005 IAMA Notes, 21; California Marriage Index.