Virginia, or "Ginny" as she known by her friends and family, began playing the flute when she was a freshman at Dover High School in Dover, Arkansas. She proceeded to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas in 2001. She graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a bachelor of arts in music with a minor in English. While at ATU, she studied flute with Karen Futterer. After graduating she spent an additional year at Arkansas Tech working on a graduate degree in English. In 2006 she accepted a scholarship from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she studied with world-renowned flautist and teacher Robert Willoughby.
During the summer of 2008, she accepted an appointment to the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith performance faculty. Currently, her duties include teaching the flute studio and Music Appreciation courses. She also teaches for the UAFS Preparatory Academy of the Arts and maintains a sizeable private flute studio.
Virginia serves as principal flautist of the River Valley Community Band. She can be heard with the Garrison Wind Trio and with the Fort Smith Chorale. She served as principal flautist for the Russellville Festival Chorale for four years. While at the Longy School, she performed with the Lowell House Opera Orchestra at Harvard University in a production of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Ginny plays on a Powell Custom Handmade flute with and Aurumite headjoint.
Virginia is adamant about promoting new music for flute. She commissioned and performed works by Boston based composer Brian John. In 2009, she will be heard premiering the much anticipated Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble by Arkansas based composer Joshua Reed. She has worked extensively with Reed on numerous other works which will be performed at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and at the University of Central Arkansas in the coming year.