School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Praised by the Washington Post for her radiant tone, clarinetist Lauren Jacobson is in demand as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician domestically and abroad. A versatile career has encompassed four years with The President's Own United States Marine Band, and orchestral and contemporary ensemble appearances including the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, The Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony and the Verge Ensemble in Washington, D.C.
In addition to her position as Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado, master class and artist/teacher appearances include the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, the Colorado College Music Festival, and international engagements in Thailand, Panama, and Luxembourg and residencies at the University of Costa Rica and Vanderbilt University.
Philosophically, Jacobson finds being a musician and teacher a privilege, a challenge, and an extraordinary way to connect with one another. This connection, along with building self-awareness and cultivating personal growth, are aspects that Jacobson finds deeply meaningful as a musician and form the foundations of her teaching and performing career. Aside from clarinet, Jacobson loves adventures in big mountains, good food, gardening, and snuggling her two young children.
Jacobson holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Jon Manasse and Bil Jackson.