Lorrie Gunn

Adjunct Professor of Music

M.M.P., University of Maine: Orono, Maine
B.A., Southern Methodist University: Dallas, Texas

School: School of Humanities
Email: lgunn1@rc.edu




  • Private Violin
  • String Methods
  • Ear Training
  • Rochester College Orchestra



  • American Federation of Musicians
  • Flint Federation of Musicians
  • Mu Phi Epsilon international music fraternity
  • Phi Kappa Lambda music honor society



  • American String Teacher: November 2000. Recruiting 101 For Private String Teachers: Published Article
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra: Summer Intern
  • Bangor Symphony: Concertmaster for pops concert
  • Robert Mondavi Violin Competition: Finalist
  • John A. Plumer Memorial Scholarship Award: Recipient
  • Full Tuition Merit Scholarship for studies with Grammy winning artist Erick Friedman, SMU (1985)



Professional experience:

  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster
  • Flint Symphony Orchestra: Violinist
  • Saginaw Symphony Orchestra: Violinist
  • Wild Swan Theater: Show Musician
  • Michigan Renaissance Festival: Musician
  • Fiddle & Strum: Band Member (like us on Facebook)
  • Frog on Butter: President of Music Video Company (frogonbutter.com)
  • All-American College Orchestra, Disney World in Orlando Florida: Violinist (1986)

Academic experience:

  • Rochester College Music Department: Adjunct Faculty
  • Oakland Homeschool Music Institute (OHMI: Implement Suzuki style program)
  • Sienna Heights College, Michigan: Provided Violin Instruction (1998)
  • Husson College, Bangor, Maine: Adjunct Faculty (1995)
  • Lorrie Gunn Studios: Manage private teaching studio for all ages
  • University of Maine: Teaching Assistant for Music Theory (1989)

Solo appearances:

  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra: Bruch Violin Concerto
  • Houlton Symphony: Mozart Symphonie Concertante
  • Arcady Festival Orchestra: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
  • University of Maine Symphony Orchestra: Vivaldi “Winter” Concerto



Lorrie Gunn’s family includes her husband, three children, two dogs, and one cat. In addition to all her musical activities, Lorrie enjoys sailing, skiing, running, Tai Chi, and folk harp. Her favorite place to spend summers is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Once across the Mackinac Bridge, days are spent hiking the trails, waterfalls, and beaches.