Craig Ghormley is currently the Director of Orchestras at Lawrence Central High School, Indianapolis, IN. While at Lawrence Central, the orchestras have grown by sixty-percent. There are currently over one-hundred students making beautiful music in four orchestras every day. Mr. Ghormley is also an active adjudicator & clinician working with both bands and orchestras around the Midwest.
Before coming to Lawrence Central, Craig was director of orchestras at North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN. While at North Central the orchestras grew to over 230 students and had great success. In 2008, the North Central High School Bass Choir performed at the Indiana Music Educators Association Convention. The North Central Symphony Orchestra was an ISSMA State Orchestra Finalist every year, earning the State Championship in 2009 and 2014.
Groups under Mr. Ghormley’s direction have toured extensively, performing in many major European cities such as Prague, Salzburg, Munich, and Vienna. In 2017, Mr. Ghormley was named High School Orchestra Director of the Year in the state of Indiana by the American String Teachers Association. That same year he was also named an Honored Educator of an Indiana Academic All-Star.
At the beginning of his career, Craig was the Instrumental Music Director for two years at Fort Branch Community School and Gibson Southern High School in Fort Branch, Indiana. Craig is a proud 2005 graduate of Ball State University. At Ball State, Craig was a Presidential Scholar, Young Artist Award Recipient, and Presser Scholar. Craig finished his Masters of Music Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Butler University in 2011.