Lindsay Genadek received her Bachelors of Music Performance in 2007 from the University of Northern Colorado and her Bachelors of Music Education degree with an endorsement in K-12 music education from Colorado Mesa University, graduating with honors in 2010. She received her Masters of Education Administration at Argosy University in 2018.
Lindsay has taught private violin and viola lessons for 16 years in both Denver and Grand Junction. She has 9 years experience teaching orchestra at the public school level, most recently as the Orchestra Director at Ranum Middle School in the Westminster Public School District. Prior to this position, she served as the Head Orchestra Director at Mapleton Public Schools and taught at El Sistema Colorado as the String Teaching Artist where she helped under-privileged elementary students learn the love and value music.
Lindsay is very active in the music education community and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra and is an external consultant for the Westminster School District Arts Department. She has been a mentor for the American String Teachers Association new teacher program and has served as the Secretary of the Colorado American String Teachers Association from 2015-2017. She has presented sessions at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference as well as the Colorado American String Teachers Association Summer Conference.
She was the recipient of the Mapleton Public School’s Teacher of the Year Award in 2015 and was given the Colorado American String Teachers Association’s Exemplary Middle School and Junior High School Teacher Award in 2012.
Lindsay can be seen performing on her viola throughout Colorado in a variety of capacities. Most recently, Lindsay performed with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra as principal viola, the Denver Philharmonic where she played both section violist and principal violist, Stratus Chamber Orchestra as a substitute violist and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. She was featured as the guest soloist for the Grand Junction chamber music recital concert series and performed with the Mesa State College Orchestra in 2010 as the winner of the concerto competition. She performed as guest lead violist with the alternative hip-hop/rock band The Flobots and was a guest artist on the recent album of local band, Khemmis.
When Lindsay is not teaching, she loves spending time with her husband, their daughter and their two dogs: hiking, skiing, camping and traveling the world.