A native of Los Angeles, CA, Lauren Wasynczuk leads an active career as a conductor, saxophonist and music educator dedicated to engaging audiences and performers of all ages. A staunch advocate for arts education and community engagement, Lauren has shared her artistic leadership through masterclasses, workshops and conducting engagements. Her teaching and conducting experience spans from working with youth to professionals in a variety of settings including wind band, symphony orchestra, opera and vocal ensembles. Her recent conducting includes the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra (Los Angeles, CA), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (Zlín, Czech Republic), London Classical Soloists (London, United Kingdom), Miami Symphony Orchestra (Miami, FL), California State University, Northridge TEMPO New Music Ensemble (Northridge, CA), Irvine Classical Players (Irvine, CA), Marina del Rey Summer Symphony (Marina del Rey, CA), Saratoga Orchestra (Langley, WA), and the Santa Monica Symphony (Santa Monica, CA).
Lauren currently serves as Director of the University of California, Riverside Concert Band. Previously, she was the Artistic & Ensembles Director of Young Musicians Foundation (Los Angeles, CA), Assistant/Cover Conductor of Opera San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA), Assistant Director of the Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble (Hartford, CT) and Guest Conductor of the Westlake Village Symphony (Westlake Village, CA). For the 2019-2020 season, Lauren was awarded Conducting Fellow with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra (Allentown, PA). Her multifaceted work has provided her opportunity to appear in concerts and music festivals throughout North America and Europe.
Lauren holds a Master of Music degree from The Hartt School (West Hartford, CT), graduating as a member of the Pi Kappa Lamba National Music Honor Society, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA). She also serves on the Board of Directors of Chamber Music Palisades and is a member of the Development Committee for the American International Paderewski Piano Competition.