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Laura Reyes (she/her) is a Boston-based freelance musician, arts administrator, and arts advocate from Manchester, Connecticut. Laura comes to Berklee from the New England Conservatory where she was the Grant Programs Manager in the Entrepreneurial Musicianship Department. Prior to Boston, she had a wide range of performances on varied instruments, including Tuba as a section member, leader, and class representative in the University of Connecticut Marching Band, krumhorn, dolcien, rackett, and soprano/bass recorder in the University Collegium Musicum, and low reeds and soprano instruments in various musical theater pit orchestras.
As a classical musician, Laura has performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering Viet Cuong’s Sound and Smoke: 1. (feudal castle lights), as well as Mothership by Mason Bates. She has performed with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw and her a cappella ensemble Roomful of Teeth in wind ensemble arrangements of Partita for 8 Singers, and was principal bassoon in the North American Premiere of Justin Dello Joio’s one-act opera, Blue Mountain. She can also be heard on the Atlantic Brass Quintet’s album (published by Sony Records) performing Kevin Walczyk’s Symphony No. 3: Quintet Matinee. In Boston, Laura has performed with many classical ensembles and musical theater pit orchestras, as well as performing under the batons of Gustavo Dudamel and Thomas Wilkins with the El Sistema “Side-by-Side” Orchestra. She has produced performances such as the “Entartete Musik'' concert, focused on performing and showcasing “degenerate music and art” as banned by the Third Reich, and the Fall 2021 Performances with the Du Bois Orchestra, an organization dedicated to performing the works of underrepresented and marginalized artists.
Laura holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Connecticut, and an M.M. in Bassoon Performance from Longy School of Music at Bard College. She is passionate about using her skills to advocate for the arts and for musicians to pursue a career in the arts by building their careers in the most holistic and fulfilling way they can.
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Appointments can be scheduled by logging in to the Berklee Career Manager. Select “Request an Advising Appointment," choose the "Career Center" location, and then check off Laura's name to see her availability.