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					                                         Laura Inman
                        560 Dutch Valley Road, Unit 303- Atlanta, GA 30324
                               Email: Laura.Inman@coa.gatech.edu
                                      Mobile: (480) 516-5486


                                             EDUCATION

D.M.A. Choral Conducting
    Arizona State University School of Music, Tempe, Arizona, 2008
          Cognate: Opera/Music Theater Conducting
          D.M.A. Research Document: “An Examination of Style and Compositional Approach in
                Jean Belmont’s Electa”
          Primary conducting teachers: Dr. Gregory Gentry, Dr. William Reber, Gary Hill
           Regent’s Tuition Scholarship, 2001-2006
           Full-tuition Waiver 2002-2007
           Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2004-2007

M.M. Music Education, Choral Music
     Arizona State University School of Music, Tempe, Arizona, 2003
          Primary instructors: Dr. George Umberson, Dr. David Stocker, Dr. David Schildkret
           Regent’s Tuition Scholarship (full tuition waiver)

B.M. Music Education, Major in Voice
     University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2000
          Minor: Piano, Organ
          Primary instructors: Dr. Kent Hatteberg (conducting), Edith Tidwell (voice)
           “Friends of the School of Music” performance scholarship
           School of Music tuition waiver - Performance

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                          COLLEGIATE CONDUCTING AND TEACHING

Faculty Associate
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona                                      2009-present
    Conductor, ASU Choral Union – 110+ SATB chorus
           Select repertoire:
                  Ron Nelson Te Deum
                  Bruckner Motets
                  Brahms Schicksalslied
                  Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna
                  Vivaldi Gloria
                  Mussorgsky “Coronation Scene” from Boris Godunov
                  Walton Belshazzar’s Feast,
                  Mozart Coronation Mass
                  Brahms Requiem
    Instructor, Undergraduate Choral Conducting - MUP 339

Adjunct Instructor
Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, Arizona                   2008-2009
    Conductor, Community Chorus and A cappella Choir
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona                                    2004-2007
    Assistant Director, University Choir, Choral Union, Concert Choir
           Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
    Director, Women’s Chorus
    Director, ASU Vocal Jazz Ensemble
    Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor, ASU Lyric Opera Theater:
           Poulenc Dialogues of the Carmelites
           Donizetti L’Elisir D’Amour, (and orchestra pianist)
           Mozart Die Zauberflüte
    Graduate Lectures/Presentations
           “Cantata BWV17 “Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich” J.S. Bach     November 2007
           “Vocal Jazz and the Classical Singer”                            October 2006
           “Repertoire of the late Romantic Century” Choral Repertoire MUP590



                                      SECONDARY TEACHING

Music Theory/Choir Instructor
Veritas Preparatory Academy, Phoenix Arizona                                2007- present
    Instructor of Choir, Music Theory, Music History, grades 9-10
    Co-Founder of Great Heart’s Annual Honor Choir Festival (2009-2011)
    Extracurricular choirs:
           Men’s Chorus
           Women’s Chorus
           Concert Choir
           Veritas Chorale (by audition only)
    Dean of Girls (advising all girls on campus)
    Senior Thesis Advisor
    Tour: Veritas Chorale
           Coronation Mass                      Carnegie Hall, New York, NY March 2009
           National Anthem                      Fiesta Bowl, Glendale, AZ   2009, 2010

Music Teacher, Voice Area Coordinator                                         2006-2007
Arizona School for the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
    Instructor, Middle School Vocal Foundations I
    Associate Instructor, Piano Class
    Voice Area Coordinator

Educational Outreach Coordinator and Teaching Artist                                    2004-2009
Phoenix Chorale (Formerly the Phoenix Bach Choir), Phoenix, Arizona
    Teaching Artist for the 21st Century Learning Grant,
           serving underprivileged Phoenix public school students               2005-2006
    Sang in quartet and soloist at various high schools throughout Phoenix Metropolitan area
    Phoenix Bach Choir Outreach Coordinator - Boys to Men Music Festival 2009-present



                                   PROFESSIONAL CONDUCTOR



                                            L.S. Inman, p. 2
Cover Conductor for Assistant Conductor
Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix, Arizona                                               2007-present

Assistant Conductor                                                             2007-2009
Phoenix Symphony Chorus, Phoenix, Arizona
      Assisted preparation with select repertoire:
            Carmina Burana, Carl Orff                                           2009
            Navajo Oratorio, Mark Grey                                          2008
            Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov, featuring Dawn Upshaw                 2008
            Messiah, Handel                                                     2007, 2008
            Ein deutches Requiem, Brahms                                        2007

Assistant Conductor
Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ                                           2005-2008



                         FESTIVAL CONDUCTING AND ADJUDICATION

2012       AzACDA Junior High School Festival (May 4)
               Adjudicator for over 40 choirs

2011       Mesa Public Schools Secondary Choral Festival (October 25)
                Clinician for approximately 20 choirs
           Fall ChoDa Music Festival, Chandler, AZ (September 29-30)
                Clinician for approximately 25 choirs
           Phoenix Girls’ Chorus (March 15)
                Guest conductor for Cantabile and Tour Choir
           Glendale Unified High School District (March 8)
                Clinician for 18 high schools
           Great Heart’s Honor Choir Festival III (February 12)
                Clinician and conductor for 200+ select high school students in the Great Heart’s school
                   system

2010       Phoenix Children’s Chorus (March 30)
               Guest clinician for premiere choirs, Concert Choir and Encore
           Mesa Public Schools Secondary Choral Festival (October 25)
               Clinician for 40 high schools

2009       Great Hearts Honor Choir Festival (November 21)
               Co-conductor for 200+ auditioned students
           Cantaremus Honor Choir State Festival I (November 14)
               Conductor by invitation of approximately 100 auditioned junior high girls from state
           Great Hearts Honor Choir Festival II (May 2)
               Co-conductor for 200+ auditioned students

2007       Central Region Honor Choir, Phoenix, Arizona
                Adjudicator, soprano solos
2006       Arizona All-State Jazz Choir, Phoenix, Arizona
                Adjudicator, soprano solos
           Maricopa County Community Colleges Solo and Ensemble, Mesa, Arizona,
                Adjudicator for approximately 26 students
           Central Arizona Region Honor Choir, Phoenix, Arizona

                                            L.S. Inman, p. 3
               Adjudicator, sight singing
2005       Southwest Region Honor Choir, Phoenix, Arizona
               Adjudicator, alto solos


                             PROFESSIONAL SOPRANO CHORISTER

Anuna, Shanghai, China, October 2012
     Anuna World Tour

Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002-present
       Select performances: Artists in Residence, Flying E Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ January 2011; BCS
       College Football Championship Game 2011, Glendale, AZ; American Choral Directors Association
       Northwestern Conference, Seattle, 2010; Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale performance at
       Lincoln Center, Spring 2009; American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention
       in Salt Lake City, 2006.

Kansas City Chorale, Kansas City, MO, 2003-2011
    Recording of the choral works of Rene Clausen “Mass” and “O Vos Omnes”
    Select concerts (with Phoenix Chorale) including: Jaakko Mäntyjärvi Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae,
       Frank Martin Mass, select Joseph Rheinberger choral works, Grechaninov Passion Week and Vespers

American Bach Festival, Phoenix, Arizona, 2006-2010
   Selected works:
          Mass in B Minor BWV 232
          St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
          St. John Passion BWV 245
          Easter Oratorio BWV 249
          Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
          Cantata BWV 17 “Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich”
          Cantata BWV 4 “Christ lag in Todes Banden”
          Cantata BWV 6 “Easter Cantata”
          Cantata BWV 142 “Uns ist ein Kind geboren”
          Cantata BWV 156 “Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe”

Kentucky Opera Association, Louisville, Kentucky
    Opera Chorus: Strauss Die Fledermaus, Puccini La Boheme, Puccini Madama Butterfly 1998-2000



                                         SOPRANO SOLOIST

Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Chattanooga, TN, December 2012
    Chamber Music series, Bach Cantata 51

Phoenix Chorale, Soloist, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002-present
    Various repertoire

Kansas City Chorale, Soprano guest soloist
    Incheon Choral Festival, South Korea, Fall 2009
    Eric Whitacre “Leonardo” and various Irish and American folktunes
    Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Kansas City, MO, Fall 2003


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American Bach Festival (Formerly, American Bach), Phoenix, Arizona, 2006- 2010
    Selected solos: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244, St. John Passion BWV 245, Easter Oratorio BWV 249,
       Christmas Oratorio BWV 248; Cantata BWV 176 “Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding,” Cantata
       BWV 79 “Gott der Herr is Sonn und Schild”.
Grand Salon Orchestra (Jazz/Big Band), Phoenix, Arizona, 2007-2008
    Israeli Red Cross Fundraiser at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
       Semi-staged, selections from “Fiddler on the Roof” and various traditional Hebrew folk tunes 2007
       Semi-staged, selections from various Broadway shows 2008

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 2002-2007
   Soloist:
    ASU New Music Ensemble                  “Night of the Four Moons”       George Crumb
    Composition Department soloist          original compositions           student composers
    Blue Dot New Music Singers              “Ghost Voices”                  Karl Schindler
    Soprano soloist                         “Horizons”                      Gunther Schuller, composer
    “Jenny Sousa”                           Oh, Mr. Sousa!                  John Philip Sousa
    Bach’s Cantata 51                       ASU Chamber Orchestra           Kayoko Dan, conductor

Professional Church Soloist:

     Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, Arizona, 2005-2008
         Mozart      Requiem                                                          2008
         Faure       Requiem                                                          2007
         Vivaldi     Gloria                                                           2007
         Durufle     Requiem                                                          2006

     Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, Arizona
          Haydn      Lord Nelson Mass (Mass in D Minor HOB. XXll:ll)                  2005
          Handel     Messiah (HWV 56)                                                 2004

     Tempe First Congregational Church, Tempe, Arizona, 2003-2004

     Scottsdale First Congregational Church (Jazz Service), Scottsdale, Arizona, 2002-2003

Jerry Tolson Orchestra, Louisville, Kentucky
     Jazz Vocalist with Jazz/Big Band, 1997-2000



                                            RECORDINGS
                                       As a professional soprano

Phoenix Chorale (formerly Phoenix Bach Choir)
    “Northern Lights: Ola Gjeilo” Chandos Records, projected release 2012
    “A Spotless Rose” Chandos Records, Fall 2008
          2009 Grammy winner. Category: Best Small Ensemble Performance (Classical)
          2009 Grammy nominations: Best Classical Album, Best Small Ensemble Performance

Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director
    Chorus, “Choral Works of Rene Clausen” Chandos Records, projected release 2013
          Soloist, “O Vos Omnes”

Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director

                                            L.S. Inman, p. 5
    “Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works” Chandos Records, Fall 2008
           2009 Grammy nominations: Best Surround Sound Album, Best Choral Performance
    “Grechaninov Passion Week” Chandos Records, Spring 2007
           2008 Grammy winner. Category: Best-Engineered Album, Classical
           2008 Grammy nominations: Best Classical Album, Best Choral Performance and
                 Best Surround Sound Album
    “Eternal Rest” Chandos Records, Fall 2006

Phoenix Bach Choir, Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director
    “Shakespeare in Song” Chandos, Fall 2004
          Soloist, Frank Martin “Songs of Ariel”



                      NOTEWORTHY MASTERCLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Southwest Liederkranz:
    Vance George, Flagstaff, Arizona, September 23-25, 2011
    Jaako Mantyjärvi, Sedona, Arizona, October 1-3, 2010
    Morten Lauridsen, Payson, Arizona, October 26-28, 2008
    Kirke Mechem, Payson, Arizona, October 2006

Vocal:
    Shirlee Emmons, Arizona State University
    George Crumb, “Night of the Four Moons”, soloist
    Participated in several undergraduate student vocal masterclasses including New York Voices, Nnenna
       Freelon, Marian McPartland, Kevin Mahogany, Tan Dun, Wolfgang Holzmair and Dawn Upshaw

Conducting:
    Morten Lauridsen, Arizona State University, October, 2008
    Gunther Schuller, Arizona State University, Fall, 2007



                                PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
    Arizona ACDA,
           Jazz Repertory & Standards chair, 2011-present
           Youth Repertory & Standards Chair, 2010-2011
    National Association of Teachers of Singing, 2006-present
    Southwest Liederkranz, 2006-present
    National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 2004-present
    Chorus America, 2004-2008
    Music Educators National Conference, 2005-2010
    College Music Society, 2006-present
    American Choral Directors’ Association, 1999-present



                                       RELATED ACTIVITIES

Private Voice and Piano Instructor
     Phoenix, Arizona, 2003-present

                                            L.S. Inman, p. 6
    Louisville, Kentucky, 1999-2000

Reading Sessions
    Selected choral music for The Music Store’s “Summer Reading Session”, Tempe, AZ 2010-2011

Conferences Attended
    Reno (and presenter)
    National, Chicago March 2011
    ACDA, March 2010
    National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2008
    American Choral Directors Association Western Division Convention, Salt Lake City, 2006
    Community Guild of Arts Organizations National Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, 2006
    American Choral Directors Association Central Division Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2005
    Chorus America National Convention, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004
    American Choral Directors Association National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1999
    American Choral Directors Association Southern Division Convention, Orlando, Florida, 1995




                                            L.S. Inman, p. 7
                                             REFERENCES

Dr. Gregory Gentry, Director of Choral Performance
Arizona State University, School of Music
PO Box 870405
Tempe, AZ
Phone: (480) 965-3605
Email: Gregory.gentry@asu.edu

Charles Bruffy, Artistic Director
Phoenix Chorale
PO Box 16956
Phoenix, AZ
Phone: (816) 309-6757
Email: Cbsings@aol.com

Dr. Kent Hatteberg, Director of Choral Activities
University of Louisville, School of Music
Louisville, KY
Phone: (502) 852-0822
Email: Kent.hatteberg@louisville.edu

Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Director
Arizona State University, School of Music
PO Box 870405
Tempe, AZ
Phone: (480) 727-6222
Email: Kimberly.Marshall@asu.edu

Joel Rinsema, Executive Director
Phoenix Chorale
PO Box 16956
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: (602) 576-2887
Email: Office@bachchoir.org

Andrew Ellison, Headmaster
Veritas Preparatory Academy
2131 East Lincoln Drive
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: (602) 263-1128
                                              L.S. Inman, p. 8
Email: Aellison@veritasprepacademy.org




                                         L.S. Inman, p. 9

				
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