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(photo by Alan Klehr)

Laura Osterlund

Laura Osterlund (B.Mus., McGill University, 2012) is an avid member of the movement to promote early music throughout North America. In 2013, Laura worked as Assistant Program Manager to Keiskamma Music Academy in South Africa. As a research assistant for McGill’s Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Lab, she helped develop projects Optical Music Recognition for Plainchant and Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis. Laura was a choral scholar for Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and a cantor at Trinity Memorial and St. Columba’s Anglican churches in Montreal. She maintained a concert series at Montreal’s Villa Medical Hospital, wrote scripts for the early music radio program Harmonia, and recorded for Ubisoft’s videogame, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. Based in Chicago, Laura is on the Youth Advisory Board for Early Music America and teaches at the Whitewater Early Music Festival. Laura is a founding member of Chicago Recorder Quartet and Ensemble Musica Humana. She has performed with Music of the Baroque, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Cleveland Opera Theater, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Scholastica, New Comma Baroque, The Marion Consort, and Ensemble Musical Offering. Laura is pursuing an M.A. in historical performance from Case Western Reserve University and will graduate in 2018.