News Release, Charles County Arts Alliance

Lauren is a graduating senior from La Plata High School. She will be attending the University of Maryland – Baltimore County in the fall, to study flute performance. She was raised in La Plata by her parents and grandmother. Her involvement in the Arts began with dance lessons at age 3.

She studied piano at age 8, and in fifth grade, began learning the flute. She chose flute as her primary focus and dedicated her time to developing her talent and technique on the instrument. She credits her school’s production of the musical “Cabaret” with helping her to realize how much she enjoyed playing as a member of the pit orchestra. She put aside her interest in becoming a cosmetic chemical engineer to pursue this new career prospect: as a member of theater orchestras on Broadway.

Lauren is also interested in researching how music affects human emotions. When not involved in a musical endeavor, Lauren enjoys makeup and baking.