Lori Wike has been Principal Bassoonist of the Utah Symphony since 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music, and a master’s degree from the University of California, Irvine. A former member of the Louisville Orchestra, Ms. Wike has also performed and/or soloed with many other orchestras in the United States. Immediately prior to her arrival in Utah she spent three seasons with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She is a frequent performer with both the Nova and Intermezzo Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake, and is also a member of Three Fish and a Scorpion, a local woodwind quartet made up of Utah Symphony players.