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Ms. Amy Laursen

Ms. Amy Laursen, French Horn


BM in Music Education, University of Wyoming

MM in French Horn Performance, University of North Texas


Amy Laursen is pleased to be joining Henderson State University as the adjunct horn professor in fall 2012. Originally from Powell, Wyoming, Ms. Laursen is in her third year of her DMA program studying French horn Performance with William Scharnberg at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. While UNT she has performed and recorded with the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra, Opera program, and in the Center for Chamber Brass Quintet. As a teaching fellow at UNT, Ms. Laursen has taught brass methods and in the horn studio. Ms. Laursen received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Wyoming and a master’s in French horn Performance from UNT in 2006. Before returning to UNT to begin her doctoral degree in the fall of 2010, she taught elementary general music, band, and orchestra for two years in Wyoming. She has also taught private lessons in the DFW area schools while in Texas, and is heavily involved in the Music and Medicine program at UNT working with Dr. Kris Chesky. Additionally, Ms. Laursen performs regularly with the Billings Symphony Orchestra, Lone Star Wind Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony.



 “The undergraduate education in music that I received from Henderson has changed my life by opening doors for me both educationally and professionally. It prepared me for success by giving me the tools necessary to be a successful music educator. My BME achieved at Henderson afforded me opportunities for success in graduate and post graduate studies as well as professional advancement in addition to allowing my family and me the employment and thus financial security that is so precarious today without such educational opportunities. I am grateful to Henderson State University.”

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