Instructor of Vocal Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
D.M.A., Voice Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music; M.M., Voice Performance, College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati; B.M., Music Education and Performance in Harp, and Voice, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
Laura is a native of Rochester, NY. She has previously served on the voice faculty at Ithaca College and the Crane School of Music, in addition to her teaching responsibilities at Eastman and the University of Rochester.
Laura is an active and accomplished performer. This summer, she prepared the role of Mimì in La Boheme with Opera on the Avalon in Newfoundland, and then returned to New York to cover Micaëla in Carmen with Finger Lakes Opera. During her time in Rochester, Laura was the soprano soloist in Britten’s War Requiem, and also performed the role of the Female Chorus in Britten’s opera The Rape of Lucretia. Additionally, she won the Concerto Competition as a doctoral student at the Eastman School, and was awarded second prize in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder Competition, judged by Dawn Upshaw. Laura premiered the role of Nora in Paul Siskind's The Sailor-Boy and the Falcon in 2006 with Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.