Mary Sorlie

Mary Sorlie

Philharmonia East & West Conductor | Harmony Artistic Director & Lead Violin Instructor


Mary serves as the Harmony Artistic Director and Lead violin Teaching Artist. She has been with Harmony since it launched in 2016.  She conducts the GTCYS  Philharmonia East and West orchestras. As a studio violin and viola teacher, Mary enjoys teaching students of all ages and abilities. A GTCYS alumna, Ms. Sorlie was awarded the 2011 MNSOTA Master Teacher: Studio Award. She received a Bachelor and Master of Music in violin performance from the University of Minnesota. Mary is a frequent guest conductor and string clinician in the Midwest, as well as a freelance violinist. A lover of the great outdoors, she is an avid rock climber, paddle boarder and trail runner.  She resides in St. Paul with her husband Chuck and wonder dog, Lucy.

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