Lauren Husting, trombone, is a versatile performer, composer, arranger, and educator working in the Twin Cities Metro area. She is a founding member of The Paper Clips Trombone Quartet, a 2022-2023 MPR Class Notes performing ensemble that focuses on the music of Motown and its cultural influence. She plays bass trombone in the Adam Meckler Orchestra, and composes for and improvises with the Sun Ra-inspired group Temple of the Nu.
As a freelancer, she has played with such diverse groups and organizations as the MNKINO Film Score Festival, Brass Lassie, Riverside Hitmen, Blue Water Kings Band, Exultate Chamber Choir, Festival Brass, Josh Groban, and the Bill Simenson Orchestra. She has traveled the world working as a cruise ship musician and frequently performs at institutions across the great Twin Cities area.
Lauren also serves as low brass instructor at Hamline University, and manages a private studio of dedicated musicians of all ages. In 2020, she became the first teacher in Minnesota certified to teach Suzuki brass and is building a new program for young learners at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. Lauren provides holistic pedagogy rooted in the fundamentals of the natural learning process and helps all of her students unlock their musical potential.
Lauren holds a masters degree in music performance and a secondary focus in musicology from the University of North Texas, and a bachelors in music performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her core teachers include Jan Kagarice, Vern Kagarice, William Richardson, and Sean Reusch.