Instructor of Music
Clarinetist Lauren Jacobson has enjoyed a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, ensemble musician, contemporary artist and teacher. From 2006 to 2010 she was a member of The President's Own Marine Band and Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Her performances with the organization included three solo appearances, performances at the White House, the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Music Center, and two national concert tours.
In addition to her professional experience with the Marine Band, Ms. Jacobson has performed with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Jacobson is an avid chamber musician and has performed frequently with the Verge Ensemble, Ensemble in Residence at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Fuse Ensemble in the Kennedy Center's annual Contemporary Music Week. This year Ms. Jacobson was invited to join duo526 with violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Futaba Niekawa at the Banff Centre of the Arts to rehearse and perform several works.
She is passionate about teaching and has presented master classes at institutions including the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Ithaca College, the Crane School of Music, and Bucknell University. In 2011 Ms. Jacobson appeared as a Guest Artist/Teacher at the Colorado College Music Festival in Colorado Springs.
Ms. Jacobson holds a Master's Degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Ms. Jacobson has participated in music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival. Her teachers have included Jon Manasse, Bil Jackson, Kenneth Grant, and David Jones. In addition to pursuing a Doctorate in Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Jacobson is currently the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.