Laura Kramer

Laura Kramer

Applied Saxophone, Theory, Musicianship

Laura M. Kramer, is originally from Minersville, Pa. She is active as a saxophonist, composer and music educator. She has performed for the CSU Fullerton New Music Festival, International Computer Music Conference 60x60 Concerts, Midwest Composers Symposium, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, SEAMUS National Conferences, and with the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, and World Saxophone Congress.

Kramer earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from USC, with concentrations in theory, saxophone, and electroacoustic media. She serves as a teaching assistant in music theory/composition and is a recipient of the Carolyn Alchin Endowed Music Scholarship. She holds a Master of Music degree in composition from Indiana University, where she served as graduate assistant director of the New Music Ensemble, and earned a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance and music theory/composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Her saxophone teachers have included Anthony Kurdilla, Gregory Riley, and James Rötter; and composition teachers have included Claude Baker, Don Crockett, Don Freund, Michael Gandolfi, Jeffrey Hass, Robert Maggio, Larry Nelson, Mark Rimple, Brian Shepard and Frank Ticheli.

Kramer teaches saxophone at Diamond Bar High School, South Pointe Middle School, and has a private studio of local students. She has mentored for the USC Thornton Outreach Program, was a saxophone instructor for the West Chester University Community Music School, and has also taught at Idyllwild Summer Music Camp. She has also guest presented at Mansfield University and West Chester University.