Bonnie Lauper Goodliffe received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University. While studying there, she participated in a BYU Study Abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, where she was an organ student of Oskar Peter at the Mozarteum Conservatory.
She has been a Temple Square Organist since 1984; her duties also include working with the Temple Square Chorale and its affiliated Training School.
As a Tabernacle organist, Goodliffe performs on Temple Square regularly and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in all of their concerts, rehearsals, tours, and broadcasts. He is often featured as an organ soloist in the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast.