Ms. Lutters received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Georgia under Greek pianist Despy Karlas and Edwin Gershefski, respectively. Her graduate chamber recital featured Viennese violinist Eduardo Melkus, a visiting professor at UGA at the time.
Post-graduate studies have included operatic conducting with the Meteopolitan Opera’s Alberta Masiello, Benton Hess of the Eastman School, and Vincent La Selva, conductor of New York Grand Opera and conducting professor at Juilliard for many years.
She has accompanied singers, instrumentalists, and choirs in concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East in a career spanning forty years. Many of these appearances have been with internationally known soprano Indra Thomas, with whom she has recorded a CD of spirituals.
Ms. Lutters resides now in Gainesville, Georgia, where she joyfully oversees the training of a musically gifted grandson. She maintains a busy coaching and accompanying schedule there and in Atlanta.
In addition to playing and singing with the Lanier Chamber Singers, Ms. Lutters accompanies worship services at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cumming and conducts the choir for the High Holy Days Services at Temple Emanuel in Dunwoody.