Certificat de Stage, L’Université d’Été; Master Class with Jean-Pierre Rampal; Two Master Classes and five years of private lessons with Julius Baker; B.A. in Music, University of Missouri-St. Louis; M.A. in Music, Western Illinois University
30+ years of Private Instruction as a Flute Specialist and Chamber Music Coach at Kean University, 92nd St Y in NYC, Harlem School of the Arts, Far Brook School. Gave many Master Classes and workshops on Region1 and 2 Solos, All-State Solos, audition preparation for competitions
The versatile career of flutist Laura Karel George includes many appearances at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and on Broadway in My Fair Lady. She was a Young Artist Winner with the St. Louis Symphony, conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Chamber music performances at Lincoln Center include the International Bach Society, Opera Club of the Met, New York City Ballet Guild, and the Richard Morse Mime Theatre. Her ensembles have also performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bargemusic, Channel 13, IBM Concert Series, Sony Plaza, French Embassy, and Columbia University. She has toured nationally for Columbia Artists and with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. In addition to performing on New York radio Stations WQXR, WNCN, WBAI and WNYC, she has been heard on two National Public Radio series and an intermission film feature on HBO. Laura has performed with many orchestras including: St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Municipal opera Orchestra, New York Virtuosi, St. Lukes Chamber Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmoinic, Queens Symphony, Queens Opera, Amor Artis, Westfield Symphony, Sacred Heart Cathedral Orchestra, Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey Pops, Wayne Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi de Camera, Rutgers Summerfest Orchestra, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, Ars Musica Chorale, Oratorio Society of New Jersey Choral Society. Laura Karel George was a student of Julius Baker, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Gerardo Levy, Gerald Carey, Jacob Berg, and Janet Scott. She holds a Certificat de Stage from L'Universite d'Ete in Nice, France. She holds the MA in Music from Western Illinois University and the BA in Music from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has been awarded recognition in Outstanding Young Women of America. Laura was adjunct Flute Instructor at Kean University and has taught at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She is the director of Encore Ensembles. Her groups have been sponsored in formal concerts, children's concerts, residencies and master classes by Concert Artists Guild, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New Yoprk State Council of the Arts, South Carolina Arts Agency, Missouri State Arts Council, New Jersey State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has recorded for Sine Qua NOn. She and harpist Beth Robinson have released their debut CD, The Enchantment of Flute and Harp.