Ms. Lanpher holds two degrees in Vocal Performance; a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a Masters Degree from CSULB where she graduated suma cum laude. She has had extensive experience as a performer as a soloist, in choral organizations, and as director of choirs from 5 years old through senior citizens. She is an accomplished pianist and studied violin for many years; she continues to maintain a private studio in her home. Ms. Lanpher has been a member of the Pacific Chorale, a professional chorus in Orange County, since 2008.
Ms. Lanpher began teaching in the Norwalk-LaMirada USD in 1994 at Waite Middle School with classes in band, orchestra, keyboard, and choir. In 2001 she was asked to transfer to Norwalk HS to restart the choral program, and it has been the only full-time choral program in the district for many years.