Philharmonia East & West Conductor
As a studio teacher, Ms. Sorlie enjoys teaching violin to 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, with additional study at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at the Oberlin and Brussels Conservatories. Her violin teachers have included Mary West, Lea Foli, Stephen Clapp and Marilyn McDonald. Widely active as a free-lance violinist, Ms. Sorlie has played with the Lexington Symphony, Minnesota Opera, Minneapolis Chamber Symphony, Lyra Concert, and Minnesota Sinfonia. Ms. Sorlie is a frequent guest conductor and string clinician in the Midwest. She currently is a member of WolfGang, a quintet which performs music of the 18th century. She resides in St. Paul with her husband Chuck and wonder dog, Lucy.