Janell Lemire graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1981 with a B.A.S. degree. She is the solo harpist with the Duluth Superior Orchestra and the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, and the Festival Orchestra. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She studied the harp with nationally known harpist, Kathy Kienzle, and continues Suzuki training and pedagogy with Mary Kay Waddington. She also maintains a private teaching studio of traditional and Suzuki students and has been invited to be a guest clinician for summer institutes in Colorado, Utah, and Wisconsin.