BEHIND THE BELL

Jean Laurenz is an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a performer, Jean has enjoyed appearances with Adele,The Hanson Brothers,The Boston Pops, The New York Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. You can catch her digitally on various albums including The Knight's  album, "Azul", featuring Yo-Yo Ma and on Youtube with Seraph Brass

 

Her favorite genre is chamber music and she frequents this arena with innovative ensembles including Seraph Brass, The Knights, A Far Cry, Alarm Will Sound, and with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. 

 

Jean is also a vocalist and stage performer who enjoys multi-dimensional artistic performances which combine theater, singing, trumpet, and visual arts. She is currently developing her original work, KOIZUMI, and has toured Europe with Lucerne Festival’s dance and theatrical production of Divamania.

 

Jean holds degrees in trumpet performance and Choral Education from Yale University and Northwestern University. She is a passionate educator, activist, and Teaching Artist. Jean has curated interactive youth and community concerts for Carnegie Hall, The Boston Symphony, and Handel and Haydn Society. When she is not performing or teaching, she shares her passion as a youth coach at her local climbing gym.

 

 

American Ballet Theater

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

New York Philharmonic Biennial Concerts: The Ligeti Projects at the

     Met 

Adele in New York (NBC broadcast appearance) 

An American in Paris (Broadway)

Divamania (Experimental theater project with Lucerne Festival)

ACJW Academy of Carnegie, Juilliard, and the Weil Institute

New York Symphonic Ensemble

The Knights

Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival 

Carnegie Hall Featured Soloist Appearance with Concordia    

     University 

Hong Kong Philharmonic 

Kanye West Orchestra 

Arlington Park Bugler (ESPN and reality television appearances) 

Northern Lights Festival, Guadalajara Mexico

Lucerne Music Festival 

Lucerne Summer Musik Festival Academy 

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival 

Colorado College Summer Music Festival 

AWARDS

 

John Swallow Prize 

Edes Foundation Grant Finalist

Evanston Women’s Music Scholarship

APPEARANCES