Adjunct Lecturer of Music
Lori Salimando-Porter, Conductor, returned home with her husband Joe to Chazy, N.Y. on Lake Champlain after retiring from the United States military in 2005. Lori has performed for many great conductors throughout her career, to include Frederick Fennell, Morton Gould, Robert Shaw, Donald Hunsberger and Barry Tuckwell. She has also had the good fortune of conducting the West Point Band, West Point Cadet Band and Adirondack Wind Ensemble. Throughout her career, Lori’s love of trombone choirs has provided the opportunity to conduct and perform with them as well. While studying at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles DMA program (partial completion), Lori was a conducting student of Hans Beer, former director of the USC Opera Theatre.
Lori has served as principal trombonist with the U.S. Military Academy Band, West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Marine Band, El Toro, Calif., and the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, Md. She has also performed with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Colorado Springs Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Hudson Valley Symphony, as substitute lead trombone with the Miss Saigon Orchestra on Broadway, for four U.S. presidents, and as soloist at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, DC. Lori has taught trombone and euphonium privately for over 30 years, is currently an adjunct trombone teacher at SUNY Plattsburgh, N.Y., affiliate artist of Trombone at the University of Vermont in 2017–18, and interim conductor of the Plattsburgh State Symphonic Band 2017–18. She performs with InoraBrass, the Opera Company of Middlebury Orchestra, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Vt., Chorale Society Orchestra, Adirondack Wind Ensemble, Vermont Chamber Orchestra and Vermont Symphony. Lori received her M.M. from the Catholic University of America in 1987, her B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in 1983 and graduated from Chazy Central Rural School in 19ohmygod! Lori’s teachers include Dr. John Marcellus, Dr. Terry Cravens, Dr. Bob Wigness, Richard Cryder and Joseph Alessi. Lori enjoys performing and conducting music on both sides of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. When she doesn’t have a trombone in hand, you’ll probably find her at the lake by a fire.