Laura Tomlin has been the Director of Orchestras at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School since 2011 and founded the Vivace Orchestra Camp at Davidson in 2016 . She is also the founder and director of the Carolina Academy of Music in Aiken, South Carolina since 2004 . She has been a member of the Augusta Symphony since 1987 and has extensive experience as a chamber musician, including eleven years with the Augusta Symphony String Quartet, three years as artist-in-residence at Georgia Southern University, and four years with the Southern Arts Piano Trio . In addition she served as adjunct professor of violin at Augusta University 1994-2016, directed the AU Conservatory Orchestra Camp 1999-2015, and is currently one of the co-directors of the AU Conservatory Chamber Music Intensive .
She received a Bachelor of Music from North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia . In 2001 she was awarded a research grant to attend the International Colourstrings Symposium in Helsinki, Finland .
She has participated in music festivals in New York, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Maine, and Europe and has performed in major halls, including Weill Recital Hall in New York City, and most recently at the Lincoln Center in New York City in April 2014 for the premiere of St . George and the Dragon, a new work for violin, piano, and choir by Dr . Timothy Powell and librettist Dr . Charles Anthony Silvestri.
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