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Laura McLaughlin, Clarinet

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Laura McLaughlin is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, and educator. Her playing has been described as “powerful” … “plays with lots of conviction”…“brilliant entertainer” and continues to establish herself as a virtuosic clarinetist.

​Laura serves on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Carroll University music faculties and is a D'Addario Reserve Method Artist. She is a co-founding member of the Chicago-based Pierrot ensemble, Lakeshore Rush. Lakeshore Rush enjoys collaborating with composers to produce new audience-friendly works for Pierrot ensemble. They premiered Cheguamegan: Morgan Falls by Joshua Hintze in their inaugural 2014-2015 season, and this season they will premiere compositions by Jonathan Hannau, Griffin Candey, Laura Schwendinger, and Pierre Jalbert.

Laura is also a member of the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and has performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, Capitol City Band, and The College Light Opera Company. Laura has given performances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Italy, most notably at the International Clarinet Association's 'Clarinetfest', UW-Madison's George Crumb Festival, and Merit School of Music's MeritFest at Symphony Center in Chicago.

Laura received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in clarinet performance with a minor in music education. While attending UW-Madison, she was a recipient of the prestigious Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Laura has a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastern Michigan University. Her primary teachers include Dr. Linda Bartley, Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, and Dr. Kimberly Cole-Luevano.


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