Laura Saylor is a multi-faceted freelance trumpeter and music educator based in Kansas City, KS. She has performed in national tours and presented educational chamber music clinics, masterclasses, and recitals throughout the Midwest and New Mexico.
Saylor can be heard performing throughout the region with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Fountain City Brass Band, Music Theater Heritage, The Crossroad Sound, Lost Wax, Patrick Lentz Entertainment, the KC Kumbiamberos, and in numerous independent classical music projects. She is the former principal solo cornetist of the Eastern Iowa Brass Band and was a founding member of the Tallgrass Brass Band and the Iowa-based funk band Motherlode. Past performing credits also include the Quincy Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Brass Transit Authority, and Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx. Saylor completed a doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy with a secondary concentration in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Iowa where she was a member of the Iowa Brass Quintet. During her time in Iowa, she also worked as a teaching artist at Coe College, Cornell College, and West Music. She recently recorded a solo trumpet album of contemporary American music for trumpet and piano.
Currently resides in: Solon, IA