Violin Teacher, Student
Lauren Holt began her Suzuki journey at the age of 2. She is a graduate of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, Iowa, where she studied under Kimberly Meier-Sims and Christie Felsing for fifteen years. Lauren attended many summer camps throughout the years, including Interlochen Arts Camp, ASI Steven’s Point, Ottawa Suzuki Institute Mid-Southwest, Sound Encounters, and the David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar. She graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, with degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance, studying with Manami White. While at Xavier, she was concertmaster of the XU Orchestra, played in the Pep Band, served as National Association for Music Education president, and played in various ensembles around the Cincinnati area. She has also performed with the Preucil School Strings Orchestra under the direction of Doris Preucil, the Iowa All-State Orchestra, and the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra. Her involvement in music has allowed her to perform in many amazing places including Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, and even on stage with Rod Stewart and Santana! She has completed Orff-Schulwerk Level I training as well as Suzuki teacher training with Geri Arnold and Nancy Lokken. Lauren is currently pursuing a Master’s in Violin Performance with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville with Vera McCoy-Sulentic.