Lauren Husting, trombone, is an established presence in the Minneapolis-St Paul music scene. She is a founding member of The Paper Clips, a trombone quartet that currently focuses on the music of Motown; plays bass trombone in local big band the Adam Meckler Orchestra, and can be found improvising with experimental group Temple of the Nu. 

As a freelancer, she has played with such diverse groups as Exultate Chamber Choir, Festival Brass, Josh Groban, Kenwood Symphony Orchestra, Bill Simenson Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Trombone Choir, the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, Winona Chamber Winds, The RI Project, and Minnesota Symphonic Winds.

Lauren serves as low brass instructor for Hamline University and is the trombone professor and Director of the Husky Sports Band at St Cloud State. Her private studio encompasses students of all ages from the greater Twin Cities Metro. Her students have performed with GTCYS, MYS, Minnesota Junior Winds, Minnesota All-State Bands, and many continue to play for both career and enjoyment long past high school. 

In 2021, Lauren became the first person in Minnesota certified to teach the new Suzuki Brass method. In partnership with St Paul Conservatory of Music, she is building a dynamic program that introduces brass playing to children as young as 5 and helping to create a new generation of musicians that love the craft. 

Prior to Minnesota, Lauren played with the Santa Fe Symphony, Denton Community Theatre, the Copper Street Brass Quintet, and numerous North Texas lab bands and ensembles, including the prestigious UNT Wind Symphony. She can be heard on that group’s recordings Homage and Urban Dreams, available through GIA Windworks. A champion of new music, Ms Husting commissioned and premiered a solo work for trombone, Portal, by Dajeong Choi, in the spring of 2007. In the fall of 2009 she performed a guest artist recital and held masterclasses at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrigate, TN.

Lauren holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has studied with such diverse performers and educators as Jan Kagarice, Tony Baker, Vern Kagarice, William Richardson, and Sean Reusch.

One Reply to “Bio”

  1. Hi Lauren, My name is Diane Drexler and I’m the managing editor of the International Trombone Association Journal. I’m working on a short article about the ITA award winners for 2019 and Melba Liston is one of the trombonists being honored. I’ve tried to find a high resolution image of Melba and your blog is about the only place where I could find one in your 2015 article on Melba. I’m wondering if you remember the source for that image? I’d like to request permission from the rights holder to use it in the Journal.
    Many thanks for your assistance!

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