Creativity through the lens of a professional musician, collaborative artis and professor
"There are two forms of creativity, The actual creation of something and The contextual experience of unique individuals."
Jean Laurenz is an eclectic musician who loves variety and collaboration. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a performer, Jean has enjoyed appearances with Adele,The Hanson Brothers,The Boston Pops, The New York Philharmonic, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. You can catch her digitally on various albums including The Knight's album, "Azul", featuring Yo-Yo Ma and on Youtube with Seraph Brass. Her favorite genre is chamber music and she frequents this arena with innovative ensembles including Seraph Brass, The Knights, A Far Cry, Alarm Will Sound, and with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect. Jean is also a vocalist and stage performer who enjoys multi-dimensional artistic performances which combine theater, singing, trumpet, and visual arts. She is currently developing her original work, KOIZUMI, and has toured Europe with Lucerne Festival’s dance and theatrical production of Divamania. Jean holds degrees in trumpet performance and Choral Education from Yale University and Northwestern University. She is a passionate educator, activist, and Teaching Artist. Jean has curated interactive youth and community concerts for Carnegie Hall, The Boston Symphony, and Handel and Haydn Society. When she is not performing or teaching, she shares her passion as a youth coach at her local climbing gym.