Lauren is currently pursuing a doctorate in horn performance at the University of Missouri‐Kansas City (UMKC) where she studies with Martin Hackleman. She earned her bachelor’s degree in horn performance from The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and a master’s degree from West Virginia University (WVU; Morgantown).
While at WVU, Lauren was awarded a Horn Studio assistantship, where she taught and performed with the University’s Graduate Wind Quintet. She won the WVU College of Creative Arts Young Artists’ Competition, where she performed Villanelle by Paul Dukas accompanied by symphony orchestra.
Under Lauren’s direction, the WVU Horn Choir was invited to perform at the 2016 Northeastern Horn Workshop at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and premiered a horn choir composition at the 2016 International Horn Symposium in honor of the late Dr. Virginia Thompson. Lauren served as a faculty member in WVU’s Community Music Program, where she taught horn, music theory, and piano to beginning students.
Currently living in Kansas City, MO, Lauren teaches private lessons, and instructs at UMKC’s Community Music and Dance Academy. She currently plays principal horn with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, and second horn with the Saint Joseph Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, Lauren won the Graduate Solo Competition at the Midwest Horn Workshop.
Currently resides in: Kansas City, MO