Laura Lydy serves as the Director of Guitar/String Studies at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. Her duties include teaching all areas of applied guitar study, directing the Guitar Ensemble, and coordinating the guitar and string areas. Additionally, she teaches guitar pedagogy and general education course – Introduction to Musical Expression. Ms. Lydy holds a M.M. in Guitar Performance from the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington Indiana. While attending Indiana University, Ms. Lydy studied with renowned classical guitar virtuoso Ernesto Bitetti and early music scholar Thomas Binkley. In addition to her studies, she co-founded and directed Indiana University’s Young Guitarists Program.
Laura Lydy is an active performer and has appeared in venues across the United States and Europe. She has been featured as both a soloist and as a member of the saxophone/guitar duet Duo Brioso with colleague Farrell Vernon. She can also be heard on several of Dr. Vernon’s recordings on Arizona University Recordings and Centaur labels.
In addition to her departmental teaching duties, Ms. Lydy will direct the 23rd Annual Mid-American Guitar Ensemble Festival hosted by IPFW in 2015. She also teaches privately through the IPFW Community Arts Academy.