About Virginia Sircy

Posted by on September 2, 2018 in Recent, The Artists, Virginia | 3 comments


Virginia Rice Sircy was Professor of Music at Cameron University (Lawton, Oklahoma). Before coming to Cameron, she taught at Mississippi College, Clinton MS, and William Woods College, Fulton MO. Dr. Sircy holds three degrees in piano performance. She has been soloist for two piano premieres, the Sonata of Charles Knox and the Mirror Etudes of Vincent Persichetti. The Mirror Etudes were commissioned for the dedication of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex at Cameron University and were performed on that occasion. She made her fifth solo appearance with the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2006, in a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue under the baton of Jon Kalbfleisch, LPO conductor.

Virginia Sircy has been an active chamber music performer, including collaborations with Eudice Shapiro, violin; Gilbert Reese, cellist; Richard Lalli, baritone; and artists from the Joan Riley Agency. While at Cameron, she was a founding member of Trio Southwest and the St. Andrew’s Trio. In the fall of 2007, Dr. Sircy conducted two performances of Haydn’s Mass in Time of War in Great Falls and McLean VA. In May 2008, she served as music director and conductor for four performances of Benjamin Britten’s opera, Noye’s Fludde, a production that was co-produced by St. Francis Episcopal Church and Great Falls United Methodist and Revels Washington DC.

Dr. Sircy was most recently Music Director and Choirmaster/Organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls VA. Under her direction, the choir performed the Faure Requiem, Mozart Requiem and Solemn Vespers, Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, the Peaceable Kingdom by Randall Thompson, and the Vivaldi Gloria. In December 2011, she led the choir and orchestra at St Francis Episcopal church in a performance of Bach’s Magnificat. She has recently completed her twenty-sixth year as a member of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute faculty. The institute offers a fine arts program for talented Oklahoma high school students who are selected through a statewide competitive audition process for a two-week, intensive arts academy every summer.


  1. Hello Dr Sircy from former student (1992 graduate!) now living in shreveport LA, eeking out a living as a church musician!!

  2. Hello Dr. Sircy you are and will always be my favorite professor when I was a student at Cameron College you were my Music Theory teacher and my piano teacher – what I most remember is your compassion and patience with me but with everyone who was fortunate enough to have you as an instructor- you were and you are an inspiration to me- don’t know if you remember me my name is Michael Thomas I played French Horn- I will always be grateful for the confidence you gave to me- love you Mrs. Sircy

  3. Hello Professor Sircy- my name is Michael Thomas- I graduated from Cameron College in 1972- I was a French Horn player in the College Band and the Lawto Philharmonic- I have to say that you were my favorite instructor- because of your compassion, Patience and dedication – I will always be grateful for the confidence you instilled in me- never forgot never will- love you

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