- MM, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
First Year at Xavier University:
Lauren Piccirillo holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Lauren has collaborated with many great musicians, including William Winstead, Martin James, Hugh Michie, John Wetherill, Michael Burns, and Fumiko Yamashita.
Lauren has performed with many orchestras in the Tri-State, including the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony.
Lauren is the bassoonist in the Cincinnati-based all-female double reed quartet, The Double Or Nothing Ensemble, a non-profit organization. The Double Or Nothing Ensemble is currently the Ensemble In Residence at Xavier University.
Lauren makes and sells bassoon reeds through Double Or Nothing Reeds, LLC, of which she is Partner and Co-Founder.
During her graduate studies, Lauren worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Music Theory department at CCM where she has experience tutoring students and teaching Graduate Music Theory and Analysis. She is currently Adjunct Bassoon Professor at Xavier University and Earlham College and Adjunct Woodwind Professor at Franklin College. After managing a 200-student music studio, Lauren started her own music business called Prelude Inc., through which she continues to teach and perform around the Cincinnati area. Her teaching background includes private Piano, Bassoon, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and Violin lessons in addition to Preschool General Music and Upper Elementary Music.
Lauren is a member of the American Federation of Musicians and the International Double Reed Society, and she serves as the Musical Art Scholarship Committee Chair of the Three Arts Scholarship Fund.