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Alumna Strives in Toledo

Laura LongmanLaura Longman participated in the NRO in 2014, and in 2015 as assistant concertmaster. In between these summers, she auditioned for and began her current position as a core member of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section.

Laura is a native Michigander who received her bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers include Sam Spurbeck, Paula Elliott, Aaron Berofsky, and David Halen. Prior to the Toledo Symphony, she performed with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Laura resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

She says, “The most valuable experience I gained from the NRO was being able to preview the work of a full-time orchestral musician. I was able to step into my new position with ease, and I was already familiar with most of the repertoire!”