Lucy Firlie Ginther

Part-time Instructor in Music

Chamber Orchestra Conductor

Office: Sanborn Hall 245


String methods


LUCY GINTHER holds degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music, where she is currently a doctoral candidate, and Wichita State University. Her mentors in the performance world include Robert Vernon, principal violist of the Cleveland Orchestra and professor at the Juilliard School; Masao Kawasaki, currently at the Juilliard School; and Jeffrey K. Irvine, currently of the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a student of the art of conducting, Ms. Ginther has worked with Mercedes Diaz and Harvey Felder. As a professional musician, Ms. Ginther enjoys diverse pursuits, from the symphonic stage with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra to the Broadway pit with the Columbus Jazz Arts Group in productions such as Lion King and Miss Saigon, and with artists such as Carmen Bradford of Count Basie Orchestra fame. Ms. Ginther has held principal viola positions with the Oklahoma Symphony, the Springfield (Illinois) Symphony, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra (Cleveland) and Orchestra de Mineria (Mexico DF). As a chamber musician, Ms. Ginther has collaborated most recently at the Cottonwood Festival (Kansas), the High Plains Music Camp Faculty Artist Series, the Ohio Wesleyan University Faculty Chamber Music Series, as well as the College-Conservatory of Music Faculty Artist Series. In the past year, Ms. Ginther has held the solo spotlight at the Kansas Cottonwood Festival and with the Cincinnati Jesu Soli Chamber Ensemble. She has been a featured soloist with the Oklahoma Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra as well as a solo recitalist on the Xavier University Faculty Artists Series, the Miami University Guest Artist Recital Series and the Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City, DF. As a pedagogue, Ms. Ginther has been a faculty member of Oklahoma City University, Marshall University and Wright State University, as well as serving as director of the Middletown Youth Symphony for the past ten years. At Ohio Wesleyan University, Ms. Ginther is director of the Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra and teaches violin and string methods.