Ginger Wyrick, conductor, author, clinician, lecturer, teacher, and performer, serves on the music faculty at UNC Charlotte. Ms. Wyrick is a life-long musician, established professionally in piano, flute, organ, harpsichord, and voice. The author of 16 books and numerous periodicals on music and curriculum development, Ms. Wyrick frequently leads workshops and lectures on music education; serves as an adjudicator for piano, voice, harp, and choral festivals; and appears as guest conductor for honor choirs and festivals. Performance engagements include events in 17 states, the District of Columbia, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Nigeria. 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. She is active in the local church as a liturgical arts consultant, choir director, and organist. Ms. Wyrick regularly appears as the invited guest conductor at the Charlotte Music Club's annual performance of Messiah with community chorus and orchestra. She is former chorusmaster and a performer with Augusta Opera.
Ms. Wyrick holds leadership positions in several professional organizations. Memberships include: North Carolina American Choral Directors Association (former President; current Board member) American Guild of Organists (former Board member Charlotte Chapter), Music Teachers National Association, Charlotte Music Teachers Club, Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum (Board member), Charlotte Music Teachers Association, and the Metropolitan Music Ministries (former President; current Board member). Ms. Wyrick earned music degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Southern Methodist University, studying piano with Dr. Joseph DiPiazza and Dr. David Karp. Honors include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda and Mu Phi Epsilon. Ms. Wyrick is the 2016 recipient of the Lara Hoggard Award for distinguished service in choral music.