Laura Erskine is a 2013 graduate of the University of Puget Sound's School of Education, earning a Master in Teaching degree. She is also a part of the Puget Sound class of 2012, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. A Logger through and through, Laura has been heavily involved in the Tacoma community. She has volunteered at many schools and two clinics throughout the area, working with all age groups in music. For two years, Laura has been in leadership positions with the Puget Sound Youth Wind Ensemble, directed by Gerard Morris. She has led sectionals, and conducted the ensemble in rehearsal and concert. Laura also believes strongly in the wonderful work that can take place at summer camp, and has been the assistant at the Community Music Department's Puget Sound Brass Camp for three years as well as counselor and trumpet teacher at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, MI.
While in school, Laura performed with the University Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, University of Puget Sound Orchestra, and the University Jazz Band. Ms. Erskine conducted both the Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band, as well as the Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and the Logger Pep Band.
Ms. Erskine enjoys encouraging musicianship and expression along with good practice techniques in all her students.