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musician , publisher

Virginia Waring, publisher, musician. Member 2-piano team Morley & Gearhart, 1940-1953; Member American Society Interior Designers, Music Publications, Church Music Publications Association, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.


Waring, Virginia was born on October 18, 1915 in Dinuba, California, United States. Daughter of M. Rene and Elma (Merritt) Clotfelter.


Bachelor, Mills College. Bachelor of Music, Mills College, 1937. Student, Robert Casadesus, 1939.


Member 2-piano team Morley & Gearhart, 1940—1953. Owner Interior Design Associates, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1962—1968. Creative costume designer Fred Waring's Pennsylvania, 1969—1983, assistant conductor and mistress ceremonies, 1980—1983.

Chairman board Fred Waring Enterprises, Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania, president, owner, 1983—1990, Shawnee Press, Inc., 1991. Artistic director Fred Waring United States Chorus, Pennsylvania State University, 1985—1991.


  • Other Work

    • Recording artist (Morley and Gearhart) 4 Two-Piano Record Albums (Columbia Records and Omni Sound). Author: Fred Waring and the Pennsylvania, 1997.


Founding board directors Pocono Arts Center, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1965—1975, Child Help United States of America, since 1965. Board directors Palm Valley School, Palm Springs, California, 1967—1969, College Desert Foundation, since 1990. President board trustees Joanna Hodges Piano Competition, Palm Desert, California, 1983—1985.

Member of American Society of Composers, Church Music Publications Association, Music Publications, American Society Interior Designers.


  • Other Interests

    Needlework, reading, golf.


Married Livingston Hawley Gearhart, February 28, 1940 (divorced 1953). 1 child Paul Alexander. Married Frederic Malcolm Waring, December 2, 1954.

1 child Malcolm Merritt.

M. Rene Clotfelter

Elma (Merritt) Clotfelter

Livingston Hawley Gearhart

Frederic Malcolm Waring

Malcolm Merritt Waring

Paul Alexander Waring