A person who plays a musical instrument.
Synonyms instrumentalist, player
Related Words minstrel; artist; performer; maestro; virtuoso; accompanist; recitalist; soloist; symphonist; clarinetist; oboist; saxophonist; oboist; creator.
RESIDING IN SEATTLE SINCE 2012...
Lori is a freelance musician and private music instructor specializing in woodwinds. Versatile and creative, she embodies the definition of musician. She performs regularly on clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and flute with ensembles ranging from small chamber groups to jazz bands to large orchestras.
Lori has performed in venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Abravenel Hall, the main stage at the Shanghai World Expo in 2019, Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan, and was slated to perform at both the International Clarinet Association 2020 Clarinetfest in Reno and the 2020 IDRS Conference with Trio de Bois before the COVID19 shutdowns.
Since March 2020, Lori has embarked on a very active remote recording schedule with Trio de Bois and the Ladies' Quintessential Quintet to produce multiple livestream broadcasts and world premieres of new works for reed trio and woodwind quintet. The 2020/2021 season is filled with new plans for new recordings each month from the fruitful collaborations with composers across the globe and a successful call for scores for the season.
IN ADDITION TO PERFORMING, TEACHING IS A PASSION.....
Lori loves being a teacher and has taught lessons for over 25 years. She taught Jr high band, orchestra and guitar as a public school teacher before returning to study for a Masters degree in clarinet performance. She teaches students of all ages and excels in presenting challenging material in an approachable and fun manner.
She holds a Master of Music degree in clarinet performance from the University of Utah, where she studied clarinet and saxophone. Her teachers throughout her career included Sean Osborn, Lee Livengood, Tad Calcara, Christie Lundquist, Alan Kay, Mariam Adams, David Feller, Richard Bush and Kathy Pope on clarinet; Janet Putnam on oboe; Bob Reynolds, Jeff Coffin, Bob Franceschini, Bob Hemenger, David Hall, David Feller and Mark Ely on saxophone.