LARRY GRIFFIN is the co-founding and artistic director of Capriccio Columbus, a 90-voice, auditioned community choir celebrating its 13th season, as well as Capriccio Jubilee Singers, a 32-voice professional-level ensemble, founded by Griffin to perform Africentric music of all genres, currently in its second season.
Mr. Griffin holds a Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University where he studied conducting with Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern Kentucky University, and has done graduate work at Ohio State and Wright State Universities.
Mr. Griffin served as Director of Choral Music at Worthington Kilbourne High School since its opening in 1991 until his retirement in 2013. Prior to that, he was similarly employed by the Washington Court House Schools. He has served a number of area churches over the past 30 years as choir director and soloist, currently serving in both capacities at New Hope Church in Powell. Mr. Griffin has directed Vaud-Villities, Mansfield Symphony Chorus and the men’s chorus at St Charles Prepartory School.
He is active in the Ohio Music Educators Association, having served as president of District 16, and annually participates in OMEA events as a director of honors choir festivals and clinician. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra recognized Larry for his skills in choral conducting and teaching by presenting him with the 2005 Secondary School Music Educator Award.