Remembering Michael Tunnell

Michael Tunnell, a local musician and good friend of Classical 90.5 passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. Throughout his career, Tunnell recorded several albums, usually with other Louisville musicians and composers. He taught at the University of Louisville and was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music and Scholar.

Michael Tunnell performed several times for Classical 90.5’s Lunchtime Classics, most recently with his trumpet studio and friends in Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, as well as with his wife Meme.

From his performance in October:

From a 2002 performance of Michael and Meme Tunnell on Lunchtime Classics:

3 Responses to “Remembering Michael Tunnell”

  1. On 12/19/14 3:38 PM, David Magnuson said:

    This is a great loss to UofL, to the Louisville music community and to the community at large. Wonderful musician and very warm human being. Praying God’s blessings on his family at this difficult time.

  2. On 12/19/14 5:33 PM, Mary Ann Mattingly said:

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. A beautiful and gentle person. A great artist. Loved working with him in the past at U of L. Prayers for his family. So grateful that he and God shared his talent with us for many years and that his music can live on this way. Thank you WUOL for sharing his blessings with us.

  3. On 12/19/14 5:54 PM, Rob Amchin said:

    Michael Tunnell was a gentleman, artist and friend. He added so much to the lives of all who knew him and all who he played for. Louisville has lost a great musician this week.