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Genrose Lashinger

Genrose is a retired elementary music teacher at Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she taught for thirty- four years. In 1992 she was named Outstanding Music Educator of Virginia by the Virginia Music Educators Association. Mrs. Lashinger has been the assistant choirmaster at Bruton Parish church as well as soprano soloist and section leader.  She also serves as a lecturer in music at the College of William and Mary. She was the founding director of the Rainbow Connection, a select children’s choral group who served as the goodwill ambassadors for the Williamsburg-James City County Schools. In retirement Genrose directs the Joyful Noise Choir at Bruton Parish Church and the Colony Chorus at Patriot’s Colony Retirement Community and sings with the Williamsburg Women’s Chorus. She is an active James City County-Williamsburg Master Gardener serving as volunteer manager for Mattey’s Garden at Matthew Whaley School.