Lauren Coleman is an Urbana-Champaign area flutist completing a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in flute performance and literature. Lauren is a member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in Kalamazoo, MI and performs in the Flute III/Piccolo chair. She has performed in both student and professional ensembles alike, including the Sinfonia Da Camera, University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. She can be heard on the recording of the Northwestern Symphonic Wind Ensemble, "Rising" released on Summit Records. Lauren has also been a member of the Northwestern University Graduate Flute Quartet, and performed the Northwestern premier of Joseph Schwantner's Silver Halo. She is currently a member of the University of Illinois graduate woodwind quintet. As a member of the University of Illinois Wind Symphony, she has participated in numerous premiers. She has also been heard on WDWS radio, Champaign, IL, as a member of the Concert Band of Central Illinois.
As a soloist, Lauren has performed recitals in both Evanston and Urbana, Illinois. Lauren has appeared twice at the National Flute Association conventions in both Las Vegas and Anaheim, advancing to the semifinal round of the Piccolo Artist Competition. She has also performed at the Bay Area Summer Music Festival in Bay City, Michigan, where she was a Guest Artist and teacher. She is currently concentrating on piccolo works by contemporary composers. Her teachers include Jonathan Keeble, Walfrid Kujala, Richard Graef, Sarah Tuck, and Jane Masur.
Lauren is an active teacher in the Urbana area. Her students have been awarded top marks in solo and ensemble competitions. Lauren believes that every student is able to attain mastery of the flute, and she strives to see each student achieve that potential. Please click here to see Lauren's full teaching philosophy.
Lauren is currently living in Champaign, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master's degree from Northwestern University.