Brass Coach and Music Director / Conductor of TVYS
Gina Wingfield, cellist and music educator, received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Louisville.
As a professional cellist, Mrs. Wingfield was a member of the Louisville Orchestra for three years before leaving to start her family. She was principal cellist of the Southern Indiana Symphony for 3 years and worked as a freelance musician in Kentucky and Indiana for several years before moving to California last summer.
As an educator, Mrs. Wingfield has taught strings in the Marion, Indiana school system, New Albany-Floyd County Public Schools in Indiana and started a string program in the Bardstown City Schools in Kentucky. Mrs. Wingfield also ran an after school string program in Oldham County, Kentucky through the Louisville Youth Orchestra. In addition to conducting the entry-level string orchestra, Mrs. Wingfield was responsible for teaching and directing the Oldham County string group. With its growth she later started a string orchestra there for students not quite ready for the entry-level youth orchestra
Before leaving Louisville to come to California, Mrs. Wingfield started a cello program for students in second through fifth grade at the Chance School in Louisville, Kentucky where she also taught Kindergarten violin.
Currently, Mrs. Wingfield is principal cellist of the Temecula Valley Symphony as well as serving as cello coach and Prelude instructor for the Temecula Valley Youth Symphony. She is also the cello coach at Murrieta Mesa High School and is teaching beginning strings at Vail Elementary.
Mrs. Wingfield has always loved sharing her passion for the cello with students and has maintained an active studio with students ranging in age from kindergarten to adult. She teaches cello at Miyamoto Music Studio where she also does Musikgarten Family Music for Babies and Toddlers.