Lauren Farris

Meet our Vocal Director! We are so blessed to have such a beautiful and inspiring teacher to lead our students into the world of music! Welcome to the team Miss Lauren!

Lauren Farris; a Visalia native, graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in Vocal Performance in 2006 where she studied voice with Dr. Juliette Singler, Barbara Tobler and Tina Sayers. Prior to Point Loma, Lauren studied voice with Juliana Gondek of UCLA. Lauren has studied the voice for over fifteen years and the piano for nearly twenty-five. An avid choral music lover, Lauren started her vocal education in the Mount Whitney choral program and continued that education in State Honor Choirs and on full scholarship to the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California. While in college, Lauren continued performing in elite choral groups and has never stopped! Lauren has been the soprano soloist in many great works including Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Brahms’ Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Mozart’s Requiem. Lauren has also performed in many recitals, opera scenes, and orchestral concerts in the valley and around Southern California including some appearances with the Visalia Opera Company and the COS Master Chorale. In addition to her solo work, Lauren has been a musical director and accompanist for many musicals and performances including Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, I Do! I Do!, and The Wiz. She also was cast as Maria in The Sound of Music in her Musical Theatre debut. In 2009 Lauren co-founded the Ridgecrest Musical Enrichment Society in Ridgecrest, CA- an organization that raises money for performing arts education. To date, the organization has donated over $50,000 and is still going strong. Lauren served as the vocal director at The Ruby Slipper Performing Arts Academy for 4 years, and guided many young artists in audition techniques. Currently, Lauren lives in Visalia with her husband, David and their children Evelyn and Austin. Lauren also currently teaches private voice and piano lessons and is excited to be a part of the new Theatre Arts Department at Dancers Edge!!


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