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Lauren Jacobson

Lauren Jacobson

Associate Professor of Clarinet

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-2292
Frasier 206E

Professional/Academic Experience

Praised by the Washington Post for her radiant tone, clarinetist Lauren Jacobson brings intensity and honesty to her performances. Jacobson is in demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician domestically and abroad. Astonishingly versatile, Jacobson was a member of The President's Own United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., and orchestral appearances include the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony and Arizona Opera. Contemporary premieres, collaboration with composers and performance with contemporary ensembles such as the Verge Ensemble in Washington, D.C. enable Jacobson to promote new music.

Jacobson is an active and passionate teacher.  In addition to her position as Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado, master class and artist/teacher appearances around the world include the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Colorado College Music Festival, Mahidol University in Thailand, the Music Festival of Panama, the Vianden International Festival in Luxembourg and residencies at the University of Costa Rica and Vanderbilt University.

Performing and teaching is a privilege, a challenge, and an extraordinary way to connect with one another. Building self-awareness and cultivating an openness to change and personal growth are aspects that Jacobson finds deeply meaningful as a musician and form the foundations of her teaching and performing career. 

Jacobson holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Jon Manasse and Bil Jackson.