Dr.Laura Harrison, mezzo-soprano, is originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at USC. She has been a member of the Pacific Chorale and John Alexander Singers since 2001 and a member of "de Angelis Vocal Ensemble" since 2006. She was the soloist for Osvaldo Golijov's "Oceana" in the Pacific Chorale performance in 2007. In 2011, she was a soloist in the John Alexander Singers staged performance of David Lang's Pulitzer-winning piece "The Little Match Girl Passion."
She is a professional singer in the Los Angeles area and receives much joy from participation in community concerts and has a reputation in Orange County as a Classical Lyric Mezzo Soprano that specializes in Early Music (Bach, Handel, etc.). She has sung regularly on a Bach concert series in the City of Orange under the direction of Bill Heide for the past four seasons and looks forward to their 2011-2012 concert series where she will perform BWV 67, 130, and 180. Dr. Harrison has performed BWV 5, 6, 12, 34, 71, 79, 100, 169, 170, and 227 under Mr. Heide's direction. Additionally, she performed BWV 11, Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen; and BWV 70: Wachet! betet! under the direction of Dr. Stephen Gothold in 2010.
Dr. Harrison is far from idle in her career. She has increased her private vocal studios (and has a wait list) where she teaches vocal technique, classical voice, jazz voice, improvisation, music theory, aural skills, and whatever else the student requires. She teaches in the cities of Irvine and Newport Beach, CA.
For more information, please visit http://www.lauraharrisonmusic.com