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Lauren F Becker

Lauren F Becker

Title: Assistant Professor: Horn
Department: Crane School of Music
Phone: (315) 267-2440
E-mail: beckelaf@potsdam.edu
Office: Schuette Hall A106
Webpage: http://www.LaurenBeckerMusic.com

Lauren Becker is Assistant Professor of Horn at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. Active as a freelance musician, she has performed with ensembles throughout the United States and beyond, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Symphoria, Kuala Lumpur International Festival Orchestra, and North Country Chamber Players. Dr. Becker is a member of Music in the American Wild, a chamber ensemble that performed world-premiere compositions in nontraditional venues in seven U.S. National Parks during the summer of 2016 to celebrate the centennial of the National Parks Service. The ensemble will continue its mission of commissioning and performing new music during the summer of 2017 with a residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute. Dr. Becker has appeared on many recordings, including the Eastman Wind Ensemble's collaboration with the Canadian Brass entitled Manhattan Music (Opening Day Entertainment Group) and the Buffalo Philharmonic's recording of selected works of Béla Bartók (Naxos Records). She frequently performs recitals as member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet and has presented at many conferences, including the International Brass Festival at the University of Florida School of Music at Gainesville, the Northeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the Erie County Music Educators Association Western New York Conference Day, NAfME Eastern Division Conference, and NYSSMA Winter Conference. Prior to her appointment at Crane, Dr. Becker taught horn at Nazareth College, the University of Rochester, and the Eastman Community Music School. She has also been a horn instructor and chamber music coach at Crane Youth Music, the New York Summer Music Festival, the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire, and Kendall Betts Horn Camp. Dr. Becker holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the 2013 Teaching Assistant Prize for excellence in collegiate teaching. She received a Master of Music degree from Eastman in Horn Performance and Literature and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire.