Joan Lippincott is an American concert organist and former head of the organ department at Westminster Choir College. She was born Joan Edna Hult on December 25, 1935. On June 18, 1960 she married Curtis Lippincott in Bristol Chapel on the campus of Westminster Choir College where she had earned her undergraduate degree, and was pursuing her masters degree. She completed studies at Westminster, and then continued at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Alexander McCurdy. She served for several years as the principal organist of Princeton University. She has made numerous recordings and is famous for her teachings of rhythm and touch in organ music, particularly that of Bach. Her playing is distinguished by rhythmic intensity, a supple technical control, and emotional intensity.