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Hannah Sorrells


Currently M.M. in Violin Performance, Belmont University, graduate May 2017
Currently Violin Student of Elisabeth Small, Professor of Violin and Coordinator of Strings, Belmont University
Summer, 2016 Studied with David Coucheron, Concertmaster of Atlanta Symphony; Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; William Preucil, Concertmaster of Cleveland Orchestra; Benjamin Sung, Concertmaster of Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
2014-2015 Private Student of Kenneth Freed, Violinist/Violist in The Minnesota Orchestra
2014-2015 Private Student of Francesca Anderegg, Assistant Professor of Violin, St. Olaf College
2014 Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, St. Olaf College
2010-2014 Violin Student of Charles Gray, Professor of Violin, St. Olaf College
Summer, 2013 Practice Marathon Camp with Burton Kaplan, Professor of Violin at Manhattan School of Music
Summer, 2010 Private Student of Amy Lovinger, Principal Second Violinist of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra
2006-2010 Private Student of Mary Byrd Daniels, Concertmaster of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Experience:

Currently Concertmaster of The Belmont Symphony Orchestra
Summer, 2016 First Violinist in The Brevard Music Center Orchestra
2015 Substitute Violinist for The Jackson Symphony
2014 First Violinist in The Mankato Symphony
2014 Substitute Violinist for The Minnehaha Music Repertory Orchestra
2014 First Violinist in the first prize winner of The American Prize-St. Olaf Orchestra
2010-2014 First Violinist in The St. Olaf Orchestra. International tour to China, and performed for Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” live NPR radio show.
2010-2014 First Violinist in The Orchestra of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN
2006-Present Concertmaster of First Baptist Church of Asheville, NC. Performed works such as Handel’s Messiah, Faure Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.


Summer, 2016 Keith Lockhart, Conductor of Boston Pops Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra
Summer, 2016 Ken Lam, Conductor of Charleston Symphony Orchestra
2014 Kenneth Freed, The Mankato Symphony Orchestra
2012-2014 Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor of New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of San Diego Symphony
2010-2014 Steven Amundson, St. Olaf College Orchestra
2011 Tito Munoz, former Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Significant Solo Performances:

2017 Requested to perform for a National Geographic Video with Evolve IMG (Franklin, TN)-Series was based on beauty and passion of people playing their instruments.
2016 Soloist with The Belmont Symphony, performed Movement I of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
2016 Soloist for The Belmont University Graduate Recital
2015 Soloist for The Belmont University Graduate Recital
2013-2015 Soloist at The Grand Ole Opry with The Annie Moses Band Fine Arts Summer Academy Orchestra
2012-2013 Solo Concert tour in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Performed over twenty church concerts with 200-500 audience members for each concert.
2010 Violin soloist accompanying the Buncombe County All-County Chorus (1,000 members in attendance)
2010 Soloist with the NBHS Orchestra. Performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor.
2010 Presented Solo Mini-Concert at The National Convention of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Charlotte, NC (3,000 members in attendance)
2009 Violin Soloist for Sunday Service at St. Thomas Church (Bach’s Church) in Leipzig, Germany.
Performed J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor.
2009 Violin Soloist at the Baptist Youth World Conference in Leipzig, Germany (8,000 members in attendance)

Competitions, Honors, Scholarships:

2016 Accepted into The Brevard Music Center Festival, awarded the position of study in “The Concertmaster Studio”
2015 Accepted into the Masters in Music Program, Belmont University with Music Scholarship
2015 Awarded Teacher’s Assistant Position, Belmont University
2014 Accepted into the Masters in Music Program, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
2010-2014 Awarded Winston Cassler Music Scholarship, St. Olaf College
2013 Accepted by audition to Practice Marathon Summer Camp with Burton Kaplan, City, NY
2010 Awarded the Weaverville Music Scholarship
2009-2010 Acceptance by audition to the Swannanoa Music Gathering at Warren Wilson College
2009 Acceptance by audition to The NC Governor School Program

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