Ginny Respess Fairchild

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GINNY FAIRCHILD (violin faculty, Program Coordinator and Competition Manager) is a native of Atlanta and the daughter of professional musicians and teachers. She started playing violin and piano at the age of 3. She received her Bachelor of Music Performance degree and Performer Diploma from Indiana University and her Masters of Music Performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Ginny was a longtime member of The Florida Orchestra as well as concertmaster of the St. Petersburg Opera Company, the Tampa Bay Symphony, and the Crested Butte Music Festival Orchestra. She has played with the Nashville Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as participated in numerous summer festivals including the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and the National Orchestra Institute. Currently she is a member of the Atlanta Opera and a substitute violinist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Aside her performance career, Ginny has also been on the teaching faculties of Agnes Scott College, Mercer University, The Westminster Schools, Merit School of Music in Chicago, and the Patel Conservatory of Music in Tampa. Currently she maintains a private studio out of her home and is Program Coordinator and Competition Manager for Franklin Pond Chamber Music. She lives in Tucker, GA with her husband, Lakeside High School Band Director David Fairchild, and their three children, two cats, and a dog.