Dr. Laura Armstrong is a faculty member of Frederick Community College, where sheteaches clarinet and saxophone. Dr. Armstrong has performed in recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region and has performed as a soloist at the 2018 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest held in Ostend, Belgium. In 2014, she performed Weber’s Second Clarinet Concerto with the Frederick Symphony.
Laura is a founding member of the Fortunata Trio and has performed with the group throughout the Baltimore-Washington area, on concert series at Dickinson College, York College, and at the National Flute Association’s 2013 conference in New Orleans, LA. As a freelance orchestral performer, Laura has played with a variety of orchestras including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Symphony, and others. She is also an advocate of contemporary music and performs with new music groups based in the Baltimore/Washington area.
Laura received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Maryland in 2010. Her principal clarinet teachers have been Paul Cigan, Ron Samuels, and Valerie Martin. She has also studied saxophone with Ron Bixler and Gail Levinsky. In 2015, Laura started her own reed making business, Aurora Winds. She lives in Baltimore, MD. For more information, please visit www.lauraarmstrong.net.