Virginia Waring began her musical career as a concert pianist. In fact, it was while performing a duet piano performance on the Fred Waring Radio Program that she first met her future husband. Fred Waring had a remarkable music career that covered radio, television, recordings, and music publishing. Virginia played a key role in the print company, Shawnee Press as president before selling the business after her husband’s death. Her NAMM Oral History interview was completed on February 1, 2006.