James Lawrence Wirth Resume, Fall, 2018


To contribute to our local musical community to the full potential of my abilities and experience. To continue to engage in cross-cultural enrichment through performing and producing music. 


Date of birth:  10/04/1954  Louisville, Kentucky

Married:  6/07/1981  Wife’s name:  Mary Wirth

Children: Emily Wirth Modlin, age 34    Rachel Wirth, Lewis, age 30

Grandchildren: Shiloh Modlin, age 6  Joy Modlin, age 3  Brynleigh Lewis, age 4


1973- 1974  University of Louisville School of Music

1975- 1976  Eastern Kentucky University

1977- 1980  University of Louisville 

Graduated, Bachelor of Music Performance

2013- 2016  Masters Composition Major, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth Texas. Dr. Christopher Teichler, Instructor.

Experience, Musical

1978- 1972  Bassist with Louisville Orchestra

1978- 1972  Bassist with Kentucky Opera Association

1978- 1972  Bassist with Louisville Bach Society

1976- 1982  Private Classical Guitar and Bass Instructor

1980- 1982  Instructor, Jefferson Community College, Louisville

1987  Bassist in American Institute of Musical Studies Opera Orchestra, Graz, Austria

1998- 2000  String Bass and Guitar Instructor, Suzuki Music School, Euless, Texas  Dale Hood, Owner 

1980- Present   Guitar and Flute Duo with wife,   Sharp Wirth, performing for numerous weddings, banquets, conferences, and concerts.  Our CD “Heaven Speaks” released in 1999.

2009- 2010  Music Teacher, Lake Country Christian School

2011- 2012  Violin and Cello Teacher, Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy

Fall 2012- Spring 2015  Adjunct Guitar Instructor; Southwestern Assemblies of God University

2015- Present   Guitarist, member of Worship Team in Iglesia Bethesda Spanish language service

Technology Literacy   Keyboard, E-mail, Multimedia, Internet

Music Technology      

Recording software and plugins: Cubase, Sonar, Logic, Melodyne. 

Music Notation software:  Finale, Sibelius

Music production, Synthesizers, sequencing.

Sound reinforcement, Mics, PA systems.

Guitar synthesizer.


Languages and Cultures: German, Hebrew, and Spanish.  All the Fine Arts.  Music Composition and Performance.  Carpentry and Woodworking.  Computers and Technology.

Producing music:

Guitar Fifty Years, my solo Guitar CD and Sheet Music

Psalm 139, Jenifer Mahler


James Lawrence Wirth Composer, Arranger, Performer

Multi-Instrumentalist, playing guitar, string-bass, mandolin, and lute.

Cell:     817-475-6846

560 Livingston Dr.  Hurst, TX 76053


http://www.youtube.com James Lawrence Wirth


"HeavenSpeaks" James & Mary's 1999 release!

Download the new guitar album! $10

The Secret Potter

My newest work, a collaboration on Psalm 139 with songwriter Jenifer Molohon Mahler. I arranged it for flute, clarinet, piano and string quartet, along with her most marvelous singing. It will enhance your sense of the nearness, compassion, and lovingkindness of Father Creator God and assist you in deeply meditating on this scripture.

"The Secret Potter" now ready for download $8