Nancy Luttrell

Nancy Luttrell retired in 2012 from the position of Professor of Violin at Wichita State University after teaching there for 32 years. As of2018, she has been a member of the Wichita Symphony for 50 years and in 2013 retired from the position of Associate Concertmaster after 33 years. She still plays in the first violin section. She was a former first prize winner in several young artist competitions and appeared frequently as soloist with many area orchestras including the Wichita Symphony. While at Wichita State, Mrs. Luttrell was a member of the Fairmount String Quartet and the Wiedemann Trio and toured widely with these chamber groups. She has been Concertmaster of the Vienna Austria Conducting Symposium Orchestra, the 1987 WSU European Tour Orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster of five American Sinfonietta European Tours. She has also served as Assistant Concertmaster and Associate Concertmaster of numerous summer festival orchestras. Her solos, chamber music and orchestra performances have been heard on NPR. In 1999, Mrs. Luttrell received the WSU College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2004 she became a Certified Music Practitioner through the Music for Healing and Transition Program which enabled her to play live therapeutic music at the bedside for patients. She received the Wichita Symphony Daniel Sevart Community Service Award in 2008 and the American String Teachers Hall of Fame Teaching Award in 2012.