Laura Potter


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Laura Potter, D.M.A. is an experienced performer and educator who has also worked extensively in development and arts administration for music non-profits. Laura is currently the Development Director & Operations Manager for CityMusic Cleveland.

Laura has performed professionally with CityMusic Cleveland, the Indianapolis Brass Choir, the Billings Symphony (MT), the Lafayette Symphony (IN), the Kansas City Brassworks, the University of Kansas Faculty Brass Quintet, Appalachian Brass (featured ensemble at the 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Festival), and the Glendale Symphony (CA). She has been a featured soloist with the Dickinson City Band (ND) and the Bonner Springs City Band (KS). In Laura was featured in an interdisciplinary performance piece with glass artist Jocelyne Prince at the 2012 European Glass Context on Bornholm (Denmark).

Laura has served on the music faculty of Indiana State University and Dickinson State University (ND), and has taught courses at the University of Kansas and the University of Memphis. She has extensive experience working with school band programs and private students.

In 2012-2013 Laura was a Fulbright Research Fellow researching Nordic solo and chamber repertoire and pedagogy for brass at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was named a finalist for the 2014 Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research.

Laura holds a Bachelors of Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, a Masters in Music from the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas.

Laura’s influential teachers include Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, Norm Pearson, Kevin Sanders, Scott Watson, and Jens Bjørn Larsen.


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August 7, 2018

CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]

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