Born - Concordia, MO - 24 November 1914
Married - 1940 to Lavonne Greenhalge: Two daughters: Randie Sidlinger and Sally Guenther
- High School - Lexington, MO - 1933
- AB Degree, Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO - 1938
- MA Degree, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, N.Y. - 1939
- PhD Degree, Eastman School of Mus., U. of Rochester - 1948; Was also awarded the Performers Certificate in Flute.
As a TEACHER:
- Lexington, MO High School - 1934-1937
- Butler, MO High School - 1939-1941
- Columbia School for Girls, Rochester, N.Y. - 1938-1939
- Sedalia, MO High School - 1941- 1946
- Rochester, N.Y, Public Schools - 1946-1948
- Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas - 1948-1980 (Professor of Theory-Composition and Flute.)
As a CONDUCTOR:
- Public Schools Orchestra, Band and Chorus - 1934-1948
- Texas Christian University Symphony - 1950 -1966; and TCU Ballet Orchestra
- Fort Worth All-City High School Orchestra - 1952- 1974
- Associate Conductor, Fort Worth Symphony - 1963 - 1975
- Musical Director, Fort Worth Symphony - 1971 - 1972
- Choirmaster, University Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas - 1949-1968
- Conducted Annual Concerts with the Fort Worth League of Composers Orchestra - 1958- 1975. Also, conducted for the FW Ballet Co.
As a PERFORMER:
- Solo Flute, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra - 1956-1980
- Solo Flute, Fort Worth Opera Orchestra - 1949-1983
- Played many recitals at TCU and throughout the Southwest with his wife, Lavonne at the piano.
- Free-lance musician in the Dallas - Ft. Worth area.
- Played in Woodwind Quintets, and other chamber ensembles.
Retired in Seattle - 1987
12503 Greenwood Ave. N, Apt. E-104
Seattle, WA 98133
After holding a teaching post in Theory, Composition, and Flute at Texas Christian University for 32 years, Dr. Guenther and his wife Lavonne have lived in Seattle, WA for the past 19 years. Regularly recognized in Pan Pipes since 1955, the composer recently celebrated his 92nd birthday.
In March 2006, Sonata for Violoncello Alone was played in recital by Sally Guenther (for whom the sonata was composed) at the International Chamber Music Festival in Bergen, Norway, on a program which also featured composers from Austria and Norway. Recently, in Olympia, WA, Song of the Bard for five flutes was presented by the North West Flute Consort, in a performance given in the rotunda of the State Capitol.