Daniel Lochrie has been a member of the Nashville Symphony since 1992; he also teaches at Belmont and Lipscomb universities and served as assistant professor of clarinet at Middle Tennessee State University for two years. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Ohio State University, where he was a teaching assistant to James Pyne. Before entering graduate school, Dan joined the National Orchestra of New York, studying with Leon Russianoff and performing regularly with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall. His performance career outside the NSO includes such summer music festivals as the Lancaster Festival, the Crested Butte Music Festival, and the Corsi Internazionali Di Musica in Urbino, Italy. He is also an active chamber and studio musician. Recent performances include the premier of a clarinet quintet for the Nashville Ballet, a concerto for clarinet with percussion orchestra, and the Mozart Quintet for Belmont’s Camerata. Dan shares his East Nashville home with two cats and Carmen, a black lab.