Loretta Pritchard attended the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama where she received a bachelor’s degree in piano pedagogy in 1986, and a master’s degree in piano performance in 1988. As an undergraduate, she received several awards including Senior Elite, the Lois Thompson Mims Memorial Award, and the Elizabeth Frances Young Piano Award for excellence in teaching and performing. She was also a member of several national honor societies including Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honorary. As a graduate student, she was voted the Outstanding Graduate Student in the Department of Music for 1988.
Loretta has been performing since childhood and has taught privately for the past 20 years in the states of Alabama, Texas, and Montana. She also served as Adjunct Instructor of Music at the University of Montevallo and the University of Montana.
Loretta presently lives in Birmingham, Alabama where she is an Educational Consultant for Ellis Piano and is a member of the Alabama Music Teachers Association and Birmingham Music teachers Association. She is still active as a composer and performer and has compositions published by The FJH Music Company and Lifeway Christian Resources.