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Laura Armstrong

Laura Armstrong

Lecturer in Clarinet and Saxophone

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Laura Armstrong is a faculty member of Mount St. Mary’s University and Frederick Community College, where she teaches clarinet, saxophone, and music fundamentals. She has performed in recitals in the Mid-Atlantic region and has performed as a soloist at the International Clarinet Association’s Clarinet Fest held in Ostend, Belgium in 2018.

Laura is a founding member of the Fortunata Trio and has performed on concert series throughout the Baltimore-Washington area, and at the National Flute Association’s 2013 conference in New Orleans, LA. She is a member of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra and performs in their tours throughout the US and can also be heard on their most current album Jazzin’ the Blues Away. As a freelance orchestral performer, Laura has played with a variety of orchestras including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Shippensburg Festival Symphony, and others. She is also an advocate of contemporary music and performs with new music groups based in the Baltimore/Washington area.

In 2015, Laura started her own reed making business, Aurora Winds. She lives in Baltimore, MD. For more information, please visit


  • D.M.A. - University of Maryland (2010)
  • M.M - Duquesne University (2003)
  • B.M. - Susquehanna University (2001)

Clarinet and Saxophone.