Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Shannon Orme


329 Alexander Building



B.M., Northwestern University 

M.M., University of Southern California 

Courses Taught


Shannon Orme, a native of Frederick, MD, joined the clarinet section of Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2007. A former student of Richard Hawkins, Lawrie Bloom and Yehuda Gilad, she received degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy, Northwestern University (B.Mus) and University of Southern California (M.Mus). She is currently Part-time Lecturer Faculty in Clarinet at Eastern Michigan University.

Before coming to Detroit, Ms. Orme held the position of Co-Principal Clarinet with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra in Osaka Japan, where she was 2006 HPAC Concerto Competition Winner and recorded the Mozart Concerto released by AVEX Records. She has toured with orchestras throughout North America, Europe and Asia under the baton of Daniel Barenboim and Helmuth Rilling.

An avid supporter of new music, Ms. Orme performed with the Lucerne Festival Academy for two seasons under Pierre Boulez and with the 2007 Aspen Contemporary Ensemble under Sydney Hodkinson. She appears regularly in the Detroit area with New Music Detroit and Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings.

Shannon Orme is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist.

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