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Tina Laughlin

BM DePaul University
MM DePaul University

Courses Taught
Percussion for Music Education

A Chicago native, Tina Laughlin received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in percussion performance from DePaul University. Her training also includes eight years with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she performed under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez and Sir Georg Solti. As a free-lance artist, Ms. Laughlin performs with many orchestras in the Chicagoland area including the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra, the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Elgin Symphony. She is a strong advocate of new music and appears regularly on the New Music DePaul concert series as well as with the Contemporary Chamber Players. In 2000, Ms. Laughlin joined the chamber ensemble Fulcrum Point which is "dedicated to presenting thematically inspired programs that reinvigorate the concert experience through the presentation of works influenced by Jazz, Latin, Rock, Literature, Film and Theater." She is also a founding member of her own new music ensemble, Chicago Chamber Works.