Lauren Conroy attends the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Mai Why & Peter Levitt Fellowship in memory of John H. (Jack) Whiteside
Hometown: Illinois, USA
Violinist Lauren Conroy is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she completed her Master of Music degree studying with Donald Weilerstein and Li Lin. She is currently attending NYU Gallatin’s MA Program as a Koppenaal Scholar with a concentration in Contemporary Classical Music Research and Performance. Lauren has been invited to several festivals including Norfolk New Music Workshop, Bowdoin International Music Festival Fellowship, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, The Banff Centre, and Madeline Island Chamber Music Fellowship. She has extensive chamber experience under the tutelage of Pacifica, Brooklyn Rider, Borromeo, Arianna, and Jupiter String Quartets.
Lauren has co-produced Juilliard’s Future Stages and NYC Ballet’s Choreographic Institute and is currently involved in a research project supervised by interdisciplinary pianist-scholar Marilyn Nonken at NYU analyzing the intersections of visual artist Agnes Martin and John Cage. Lauren is an Artist in Residence at Motive Brooklyn working with dancer Savannah Jade- Dobbs on choreographing to contemporary solo violin repertoire. She is a founding member of The Glass Clouds Ensemble whose mission is to amplify the message of climate leaders through commissioning new music. They are supported by the Presser Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Albert Gallatin Founders Fund, and The Juilliard School, and are collaborating with Earth Matter NY on Governors Island.
Lauren previously attended Indiana University Jacobs School of Music studying with Simin Ganatra and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and minors in Political and Civic Engagement and Music Entrepreneurship.