Lauren A. Cook, soprano, is an active performer of art song, oratorio, musical theatre, and opera. Credits include appearances with Opera del West (Hansel und Gretel, Candide, Le Nozze di Figaro, and others), Anthem Theatre Company at the Boston Center for the Arts, Greater Worcester Opera, and Riverside Theatre Works. She collaborates frequently with Iris Winds and works extensively with contemporary opera composer and National Opera Association prize-winner Dan Shore. As an educator, Lauren encourages her students to develop healthy and technically solid instruments while understanding the musical, artistic, and expressive capabilities of the voice. Although comfortable across many genres, she focuses on classical singing and musical theatre, with a special interest in cross training musical theatre belt, “legit,” and classical techniques. She is currently on the faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, MA and is the primary voice teacher for the Harvard University Summer Chorus, as well an in demand clinician and lecturer for master classes and workshops. She has received advanced pedagogy training at the Shenandoah University CCM Institute and the Boston Conservatory Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop. Her students have gone on to university level vocal performance, musical theatre, and music therapy programs, including the Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah Conservatory, Manhattanville College, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and currently perform in regional and local theatre, opera, and concert venues.