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Elana Swardlick Lorance

Part-Time Faculty
Hunt Hall, Room 119

BM, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MEd, Lesley University

Elana Lorance received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master's of Education degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction within the Creative Arts from Lesley University. In 2001, Ms. Lorance joined the staff of the Norwood Public Schools as an instrumental music teacher, and is responsible for the instrumental program in three elementary schools. In addition to her school schedule, Ms. Lorance founded and directs an extra-curricular town-wide honor band. The Norwood Public Schools Fifth Grade Honor Band has received numerous awards and medals at state festivals and has been a featured ensemble at the Massachusetts All-State Music Conference, both in concert and clinic.

Ms. Lorance has studied oboe with UMASS faculty member Fred Cohen, Frank Charnley of the Boston Ballet, and most recently Barbara Lafitte of the Boston Ballet and Boston Pops. An active freelance musician in the Greater Boston area, Ms. Lorance is equally comfortable playing musical theater as she is with classical repertoire. She has played over 75 musicals with area theater companies and is currently in her ninth season with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, where she plays principal chair. Ms. Lorance has been a featured soloist with the Symphony in 2004 and again in 2012.