Lara Hoggard Award Winner , 2016
Ginger Wyrick, conductor, author, clinician, lecturer, teacher, and performer, serves on the music faculty at UNC Charlotte where she directs The Charlotteans, UNCC’s Women’s Glee, and teaches accompanying and theory classes. She frequently leads workshops and lectures on music education, serves as an adjudicator for piano, voice, and choral festivals, and appears as guest conductor for honor choirs, festivals and camps.
Conducting engagements include national, regional, and local events in 17 states, the District of Columbia, and 4 foreign countries. She conducted a sister cities concert tour representing Charlotte, NC in Wracłow, Poland, and presented a gala performance for the US Consulate General celebrating 90 years of US- Poland relations. Ms. Wyrick has served as the invited guest conductor for the Charlotte Music Club’s annual performance of Messiah since 2010. She is a former chorus master and performer with Augusta Opera.
Ms. Wyrick has authored 16 books and numerous periodicals on music and curriculum development. She has served the local church in music ministry and remains active as a liturgical arts consultant, choir director, and organist. Ms. Wyrick leads training events for all ages and has appeared at national symposiums presenting her research on the changing role of music in the United States and the local church.
Ms. Wyrick earned music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Southern Methodist University. Honors include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda and Mu Phi Epsilon. Ms. Wyrick holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. She is a former president of the North Carolina American Choral Director’s Association and continues to serve on its board.