Dr. Ginsberg holds B.A. and B.M. degrees from Oberlin College (in music and Judaic Studies), an M.M. in composition from Ball State University, and a D.M.A. in composition from the University of Cincinnati. She spent her senior year in college living on Kibbutz Tzora as well as studying at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. She has received commissions from the International Clarinet Society as well as from numerous synagogue and secular choirs throughout the United States. She has received composition awards from the Guild of Temple Musicians, Zamir Chorale of Boston, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Composers' Forum, and Mu Phi Epsilon (international music fraternity).
Dr. Ginsberg's compositions have been performed at the St. Moritz International Choral Festival in Switzerland, at Merkin Hall and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, at the American Conference of Cantors Convention, at ACDA conventions, and at the International Trombonists' Workshop. Performers of Dr. Ginsberg's works have included the Gregg Smith Singers, the Springfield Symphony Chorus, and the South Bend and Muncie (IN) Symphony Orchestras. Several of her choral works are published by Transcontinental Music.
The Chorus is a performing ensemble in which students will learn skills of choral singing and sight-singing. They will be exposed to a wide variety of choral literature through rehearsal and performance, including a cappella and accompanied music, medieval through 20th century, ethnic, world music and folk. Several performances are given throughout the year. While this course is open to all and the ability to read music is not required, students are expected to have reasonable proficiency in aural learning (e.g. ability to sing on pitch).