Laura completed a doctorate in brass performance and pedagogy at the University of Iowa, where she was a member of the Iowa Brass Quintet. She studied music education at Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA), and has a master’s degree in trumpet performance from Boston University (Boston, MA), with additional chamber music study at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM).
She can be heard playing throughout the state of Iowa and beyond with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Brass Mill Quintet, the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band, and as lead trumpet in the Motherlode funk band. Past performing credits include the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Quincy Symphony, and Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx.
Currently resides in: Solon, IA