Originally a native Northeasterner, Adrienne Harmon grew up in Maine and pursued her early music studies at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts and New England Conservatory. Adrienne then moved to Cleveland and attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received a bachelor degree in violin performance. During this time, Adrienne was Assistant Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony and played with the National Repertory Orchestra as well as other various Cleveland based ensembles. At this time Adrienne discovered her joy for playing in the hospital setting as an artist performer for Dr. Deforia Lane in the University Hospitals of Cleveland. After moving to Chicago, Adrienne pursued a Masters Degree in Violin Performance while studying with Ilya Kaler at DePaul University. Adrienne served as the Associate Concertmaster of the DePaul Symphony as well as the Principal Second Violin of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. In addition to her performing experience, Adrienne received Suzuki training and taught at Hilbbard Elementary School in an el Sistema inspired program called the Yours Project. After completing her graduate degree, Adrienne accepted adjunct teaching positions at various universities in the Tennessee and Kentucky area, notably Western Kentucky University and Lipscomb University. For the past five seasons Adrienne has been performing with the Nashville Symphony and was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the Chattanooga symphony. This fall Adrienne began attending the Cleveland Institute of Music to pursue an artist diploma studying with William Preucil and is also studying Suzuki pedagogy with Kimberly Meier-Sims.
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Download article as PDF by David Kulma The towering Trinity mosaic behind the altar at Collinwood’s St. Jerome Church was an apt image to frame CityMusic Cleveland’s 15th season opener on Wednesday, October 24. Featuring violinist Tessa Lark and cellist Edward Arron, this peripatetic orchestra led by music director Avner Dorman elivened this holy space […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)