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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.