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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 is in demand as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, ensemble musician and consultant domestically and abroad. A versatile career has encompassed national and international engagements including four years with The President's Own United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony and the Verge Ensemble in Washington, D.C. Lauren has toured extensively as a chamber musician with Vortex (woodwind quintet) and IndigoTwo (clarinet-piano duo), and has performed and taught as a chamber musician and soloist in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Canada. 

Her work as Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and master class appearances at institutions including the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Rice University, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Vanderbilt University, Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, and the Colorado College Music Festival allow Lauren to lean in to mentoring students on courageous artistry and creative and systematic practice. Lauren holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. 

In addition to traditional performance and teaching work, Lauren’s creative work integrates musical performance with visual art, storytelling, and scientific research. Contributors have included non-profit founders, national grant recipients, scientists, conductors, musicians, writers and storytellers, with performances and lectures planned for 2023 and beyond. In 2022, Lauren co-created Summit Musicians with colleague Dr. Stephanie Zelnick. The clarinet duo climb mountains and perform at the summit to raise awareness about musician health and women in the arts. Outside of music, you may find Lauren trail running, traveling in pursuit of good food, digging in the hard-packed Colorado clay soil of her veggie garden, or snuggling her two young children. Visit laurenjacobsonmusic.com for more information.