Dr. Lorna Griffitt began her performing career at 16 as a soloist with the Louisville Orchestra under the direction of Robert Whitney. She received her doctorate from Indiana University under the tutelage of Menahem Pressler. Dr. Griffitt enjoys an active career as soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue both in the United States and in South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Her performances include appearances in New York at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, a live broadcast from Washington DC on NPR’s Performance Today, and a solo recital at Indiana University’s Auer Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. She began her teaching career in 1974 at DePauw University and joined the music faculty at UC Irvine in 1993. She also teaches for the Indiana University Summer Piano Academy and receives many invitations to give master classes at various universities. In summer 2004 she was invited as guest artist to the Schlern International Music Festival in Vols am Schlern, Italy and to the 10th International Cello Encounter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she performed in chamber concerts with various international artists.