Lori Hennessy

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2023-2024
Musical Arts (DMA) - Performance
Portrait of Lori Hennessy
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Lori Hennessy is a doctoral student in cello performance. She holds a B.M. in cello performance and a M.M. in cello performance and Suzuki pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Lori worked for a decade as a cello instructor in the San Francisco Bay Area, developing the talent of students as young as three while continuing her education in pedagogy by studying with the most prolific teacher-trainers in the field. She hopes to contribute to the field of pedagogy as a visionary who prioritizes body ergonomics while grounding her work with the history of performance practice. As a performer, Lori looks forward to learning from faculty and collaborating with her peers, including serving as the cellist of the UArizona's Graduate String Quartet. She has two rabbits who like to sleep next to her endpin while she practices. Their names are Ania and Bao.