Gina Pruitt grew up in a musical family and gave her first performance at the age of 4. She received a Master of Music in performance at the University of Texas at Austin and studied at the Aspen Music Festival. Amongst her teachers are John Perry, Nancy Garrett, Gregory Allen, Nellie Tholen and she has coached with William Doppman and David Birge. She was winner of the Idaho Arts and Humanities Trust Fund Award and semi-finalist in the Ima Hogg National Young Artists Audition in Houston. Her students include winner of the Artists of the Future Competition and soloist with the Beach Cites Symphony in Los Angeles. She studied jazz with recording artists Milcho Leviev and Charlie Shoemake in Los Angeles and has performed regularly for several years at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. In 1999 she was commissioned to arrange a medley of Duke Ellington songs for the Lafayette Community Chorale. She recently presented concerts and clinics at the University of Wyoming and the 2003 Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Idaho. She has taught on the piano faculties of Colorado Christian University, Boise State University and California State University at Dominiguez Hills.