Lauren Paul Cless

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Performing

Lauren maintains an active performing career.  While living in Chicago, she’s held positions in the Elgin Symphony and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and previously played in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. While at CIM, Lauren double-majored in performance, earning a Master of Music in Violin Performance on the heels of a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Northwestern University. Major teachers and mentors include Kenneth Goldsmith, Gerardo Ribeiro, David Updegraff, and Stephen Rose.

Lauren performs on her other love in life, a Carcassi violin made in Florence in 1770.

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Training

Lauren Cless is an experienced pedagogue, orchestral violinist, and chamber musician. She is a graduate of long-term teacher training in the Suzuki violin method with trainer Kimberly Meier-Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music Sato Center for Suzuki studies. Her complete Suzuki method training includes Units 1-10 with Kimberly Meier-Sims, a practicum with _______, and Suzuki Principles in Action with ___________. In 2017, Lauren was a recipient of the Certificate of Achievement from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, an award that recognizes teachers with a commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and self-improvement.

Because of her extensive training and experience, we have no doubt Lauren will be in high demand! Get a jump on the rest of Cambridge by joining her Fall 2019 Waitlist!

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TEACHING

Lauren is currently a member of the faculty at the Western Springs School of Talent Education and DePaul University’s Community Suzuki Program. She previously served on the faculty of the Chicago Center for Music Education and the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. Lauren also served as violin faculty at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp, Colorado Suzuki Institute and Chamber Music of the Rockies. She’s pleased to announce she’ll be returning to the Colorado Suzuki Institute this June 2019!

Lauren will also be teaching at our camps in August 2019.