Dr. Lynn F. Ledbetter, Professor of Violin, holds the Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Houston, and the Master of Music Degree in Violin Literature/Pedagogy and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She has served on the music faculties of Eastern New Mexico University, the College of Saint Scholastica and the University of Southern Mississippi. She has been affiliated in a principal or concertmaster capacity with the Musica Bella Orchestra of New York, the Broadway Bach Ensemble of New York, the Arlington (VA) Symphony, Arlington Philharmonic Association, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Orchestra of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera, Serenata of Santa Fe, Caritas Chorale and Symphony of Idaho, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Lubbock Symphony/Chamber Orchestra, the Roswell Symphony, the Buffalo Commons Chamber Music Society, the Grand Teton Music Festival, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Bedford Springs Festival, the Meridian Symphony, the Jackson Symphony, the Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Austin Symphony. For four years, she served as Concertmaster of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and as First Violin with the Rochester String Quartet.
Dr. Ledbetter has performed and continues to concertize as a soloist/chamber/orchestral musician in several ensembles throughout the United States, Bulgaria, Turkey, Canada, China, Europe, and Mexico. In addition, she is in great demand as an adjudicator for various national/state/international concerto and chamber music competitions. She is affiliated as featured artist/teacher/chamber music coach with the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Europe and MusicArtissimo International Music Festival in Bulgaria each summer.
Recently, she finished work as Chair of the Violin Committee for the third edition of the American String Teachers Association "String Syllabus". She has held the office of President in the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and served as a member of the American String Teachers’ “Studio Instruction Committee”. She was the featured master class clinician at ASTA’s National Conference in Providence, RI in February 2013, and has just been named the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Phyllis Young Studio Teacher of the Year Award given by the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
As a teacher, her students have gone on to become successful string music educators throughout Texas and the United States, as well as professional orchestral players, soloists and chamber musicians.