Lydie Joyce Augsburger Regazzi

1948 - 

Lydie Augsburger Regazzi, a piano teacher in Berrien Springs, Michigan, was chair of the National Guild of Piano Teachers chapter in that area in the early 1990ís. She is also a member of the Monday Musical Club in Saint Joseph, Michigan. A number of her students have won in competitions, with some now pursuing careers or being active in music.

Lydie began her piano study with Edna Cubley, pioneer Adventist music educator, and would subsequently study in France and Manhattan, New York, and with Blythe Owen and C. Warren Becker at Andrews University. She graduated from AU in 1970 with a B.A. in music with keyboard as her performance area.

The only daughter of Daniel, a distinguished professor at AU, and Joyce Augsburger, she married Mark B. Regazzi, a Roman Catholic who was attending Notre Dame University before his conversion to the Seventh-day Adventist church. He transferred to AU, where he completed a B.A. in 1970. He later completed an M.Div. in 1973, a Ph.D. in 2000, and B.B.A. in 2006 at AU, where he taught Greek and religion until his retirement. The Regazzis reside in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

In the aftermath of the Twin Towers destruction in New York on September 11, 2001, the Regazzis, both of whom had lived there earlier in their lives, felt compelled to go and minister in some way.On October 25, they flew there, rented an apartment, reestablished old friendships and included others in an attempt to help build community with those who had been traumatized. They were inspired by that experience and returned home a few months later only when he had to resume classes.

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Sources: Lake Union Herald: 20 December 1966, 3; 20 January 1981, 3; 29 July 1986, 13; Winter 1993 IAMA Notes, 20; Information provide by Elsie Landon Buck; Jon Paulien, The Day that Changed the World; Seeking God After September 11, Review and Herald Publishing, 15; Fall 2001 AU Focus, 7;