Lorie Marmon Scherer is a founding member of the Boise Baroque Orchestra which began in 2003 holding the principal position until 2015. She is the orchestras unofficial historian and has compiled books and photos over the years. Lorie is a full time private cello teacher and has maintained studios for 25 years serving Caldwell, Meridian and surrounding areas and recently acquired a studio in Weiser. She is Principal cellist for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held for 30 years. She was a featured soloist in 1999 performing the Lalo Cello Concerto. The same year, she had the opportunity to perform with The Moody Blues which was a live-long dream! Lorie also performs with Hymns of Thanksgiving, Opera Idaho, the Deer Flat Orchestra and other various events in the valley and is an active player of chamber music. An Idaho native, Lorie began her cello studies at the age of 10 in the Caldwell School program. She studied briefly with Virginia Cockrum and Catherine Bieler. As a high school sophomore, she joined the Boise Philharmonic under the direction of Daniel Stern becoming the youngest member of the orchestra performing with them for nine years. During her high school years, she attended music camps in Moscow, Idaho and Snowbird, Utah working continuously to expand her repertoire, technique and musicianship and collaborating in performance and study with other professional musicians. Lorie recently completed two years of study at Boise State University pursuing a music education degree. Lorie and her husband of 42 years reside in Caldwell and have three daughters and 9 grandchilden. Other interests include photography, classic cars, and remodeling their 1910 house.
Caldwell, Weiser and Dunkleys in Meridian
age 3 to adult primarily beginner to intermediate