Jack Griffin

Louisville native and lifelong resident Jack Griffin has been a member of the Louisville Orchestra viola section since 1976 and has served as Principal Violist since 1984. He has been a participant in the Aspen Music Festival as well as the Sewanee Summer Music Festival.  As the owner of Commonwealth Musicians, he also serves as a contractor of musical groups for weddings and other events.  He received his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Louisville as a student of former principal violist Virginia Schneider.  He continued his studies at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music as a student of Donald McInnes and later earned his Master’s degree from Indiana University.  He has appeared as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra on numerous occasions. When not practicing his viola, Jack takes part in lots of different adventures. Besides being a licensed pilot, he is also a certified scuba diver, real estate broker, administers the “Louisville Orchestra Viola Section” Facebook page (Why not like us?) and has completed 14 marathons. In addition, he spends his spare time maintaining the multiple real estate properties he owns.