Laurie Blanchet is the Acting Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the previous Acting 2nd Clarinetist.

She has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Québec and New World Symphony. Laurie is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and a former military musician with the Canadian Army Forces.

Laurie is a native of Québec, Canada. She received a Post-Master's Certificate in Performance from DePaul University in Chicago with Stephen Williamson (Principal Clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), a Graduate Performance Diploma from McGill University in Montréal with Jean-François Normand, a Master degree from Conservatoire de musique de Québec with Marie Picard and a Bachelor degree from Université de Sherbrooke with Nathalie DeGrâce.