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Trombonist, Educator

Dr. Lauren Rudzinskas is the Executive Director and Founder of the Virtual Trombone Workshop and General Manager of the International Women’s Brass Conference. She was the part time professor of trombone and euphonium at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania until Fall 2020. Rudzinskas earned a doctorate of musical arts in Trombone Performance and Literature with a minor in Pedagogy and an Advanced Certificate in College Teaching at the Eastman School of Music. Lauren was recently a finalist for the Assistant Professor of Trombone and Euphonium position at the University of Denver and Professor of Trombone at SUNY Potsdam. Rudzinskas is a regular substitute in Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony) and has been invited to perform with the inaugural International Women’s Trombone Choir at the 2021 International Trombone Festival where she will also give two presentations.

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In response to the Covid-19 Crisis, Lauren founded the Virtual Trombone Workshop. Seeking to connect musicians during a time of isolation, VTW created an international community of  trombonists who came together to support each other and their art. Participants in the first VTW described the event as “a highlight in dark times,” “truly a pleasure to participate in,” and “so much fun!”


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