LUCY MANNING recently retired as orchestra director and violin professor from Old Dominion University and previously taught all levels of public school orchestra in numerous states. Dr. Manning is the recipient of the 2007 Virginia String Teacher of the Year award from VASTA, and regularly conducts and adjudicates school orchestra festivals throughout the country.
A graduate of West Virginia University (Violin Performance), University of Illinois (MM in Violin Performance), and University of South Carolina (DMA in Conducting), Dr. Manning brings extensive experience as a violinist, violist, and chamber musician to the podium as a former member of numerous professional orchestras where she also appeared as soloist.
Dr. Manning has appeared as a guest conductor in China and Spain, also presented sessions Paul Rolland Pedagogy in Madrid, Spain, as well as numerous presentations at national and international conferences of The American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Conductors Guild, and Major Orchestral Library Association. She is the author of two editions of Orchestral “Pops” Music: A Handbook (Scarecrow Press). She has served as President of the Virginia Chapter of ASTA, a member of the national Boards of Directors for ASTA and the Conductor’s Guild, and as Co-Director of the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop at George Mason University and now at the University of Illinois. Lucy currently teaches private violin and viola in her home studio in Williamsburg, VA.