Donna Lorraine Gunn, recipient of the John A. Plumer Memorial Scholarship Award and finalist in the Robert Mondavi Violin Competition, has performed as soloist with the University of Maine, Arcady, Houlton and Rochester Symphony Orchestras. Ms. Gunn studied violin at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she received a full tuition scholarship to study with Grammy winning soloist Erick Friedman. Lorrie has worked with other great violinists such as Samuel Applebaum and Anshel Brusilow. She continued her musical studies at the University of Maine in Orono where she was awarded a teaching assistant position for Music Theory. Lorrie has traveled through Spain, Italy, Austria, China and even Disneyworld working as an orchestral musician. She also has many fond memories of her summer playing in the high school orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival.
Lorrie is a member of American Federation of Musicians, Flint Federation of Musicians, Mu Phi Epsilon and Phi Kappa Lambda. Currently, Ms. Gunn is Concertmaster for the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, a violinist in the Flint Symphony, substitute player for Michigan Opera Theater, faculty for Oakland University's Community Music program, and teacher for Oakland Homeschool Music Institute. She performs with the Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor and enjoys entertaining the Gentles at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Recently Lorrie has been spreading fun music and cheer as half of the duo Fiddle and Strum (fiddleandstrum on Facebook
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