Lauren Spavelko

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by. I'm so happy you're here! 

Connecting with people is one of my favorite parts of making music. Through traveling, performing, creating, and teaching, I have found community and friendship all over the world.

Listeners who find magic, joy, catharsis, and more in my music. Fine musicians who share their talent. Composers who create works that inspire me. Teachers who invite me into their classrooms. Families who open their homes and hearts. Children and adults who join me to grow in their own artistry.

Planning Travels
Singing at the Big Damn Blues Jam in Columbus, Ohio.
Singing at the Big Damn Blues Jam in Columbus, Ohio.

"Balloon Interludes" at NEO Voice Festival. Los Angeles, 2019.
"Balloon Interludes" at NEO Voice Festival. Los Angeles, 2019.

Touring with Tajci Cameron & Crew
Touring with Tajci Cameron & Crew

Singing at the Big Damn Blues Jam in Columbus, Ohio.
Singing at the Big Damn Blues Jam in Columbus, Ohio.

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While we're here, we can all experience connection, beauty, craft, and the joy and work of the journey.

Please enjoy my music, send me a note (I love friends I haven't met yet), or come create with me!

Let's make something marvelous together, shall we?

                                               — Lauren

Sono convinto che l'arte debba essere un atto d'amore.

I am convinced that art must be an act of love.

— Gian Carlo Menotti

Recent Projects

We celebrated Chloe Yelena Miller's debut poetry collection on February 20 with poetry reading & music from Baby Book (with 6 soprano / pianist teams!). Followed by a chat with the author, composer, and performers. View a recording of the event here.

An electronic music installation inviting curiosity, play, & novelty into an everyday environment

In collaboration with Claire Allen (Washington D.C.), I am writing new works with and for her intermediate students in her modified Suzuki studio. I hope these will be played by many students (especially as we teach more online!)

Score for Four: Fault Lines

3 composers. 1 poet. Commissioned by the Johnstone Fund for New Music.

Fault Lines is a political work on white supremacy & personal fault, blame, and responsibility for mixed chamber ensemble.

NEO Voice Festival

It's my third year writing and performing a New ExplOratorio! Catch my new duet for 2 sopranos and enjoy adventurous new vocal works. Streaming live July 10, 14, & 17. More info here.

Image by Weston MacKinnon

Featured Video

an art song on spirituality, morality, & sacred sexuality - premiered July 2020