Lynn F. Ledbetter, a native of Austin, TX, holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Houston, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Following nine years as a faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, she returns to the Austin area to serve on the faculty at Texas State University as Professor of Violin. In addition, she has served on the music faculties of 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, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Orchestra of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Opera, Serenata of Santa Fe, the Lubbock Symphony, the Lubbock 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 Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Austin Symphony. For four years, she served as the Concertmaster of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and as First Violin with the Rochester String Quartet.
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Dr. Ledbetter has performed and continues to concertize throughout the southwestern and midwestern United States as a solo-recitalist. As a chamber musician, she has toured Canada, China, Europe, Mexico and the United States.
In addition to her duties at Texas State University, Dr. Ledbetter currently performs as Concertmaster of the Caritas Chorale Symphony Orchestra of Sun Valley, Idaho, as Associate Concertmaster with the Arlington (VA) Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, and as Assistant Concertmaster with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. She performs as First Violin with the Texas State University Faculty String Quartet, and she is in great demand as an adjudicator and as a chamber music coach.
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. Most recently, she finished work as Chair of the Violin Committee for the upcoming third edition of the American String Teachers Association "String Syllabus".She currently holds the office of President-Elect in the Texas Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.