Principal Flutist of the Lake County Symphony Orchestra, Lauren Moldenhauer is a highly respected flutist who has years of professional experience as both a performer and educator. Lauren earned her Bachelors degree in flute performance from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and her Masters degree in flute performance from the Catholic University of America, where teachers Walfrid Kujala (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Stephanie Jutt (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Vanita Jones (New England Symphonic Ensemble) and GOH Tiong Eng (Singapore Symphony Orchestra) taught her how to bring out her heart and musicality.
Lauren has appeared on National Television as soloist with the CUA Orchestra, served with the Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection at the Library of Congress, flutist of the World Winds Woodwind Quintet principal flutist of the Bel Cantanti Opera Company, performing collaborator with fellow flutist Hideko Amano and as a member of the music staff at St. Patrick Church in Lake Forest. Lauren currently serves as the Principal Flute of the Lake County Symphony Orchestra (Illinois).
Lauren’s unique ability as a soloist to evoke emotion through her playing gained notice in Hollywood and has led her to the “Silver Screen”, where she has recorded as Solo Flutist on numerous films at Capitol Records in Hollywood, and collaborated with rising film composer Sean Schafer Hennessy.
When Lauren is not recording or performing for special events and concerts as a solo artist, she instructs aspiring flutists of varying skill levels and ages throughout the Chicago area and is currently has flute studio locations in Lake Forest, Highland Park, Gurnee, and Kenosha. Students of the Moldenhauer Flute Studio have gone on to win competitions and scholarships at Northwestern University, Depaul University, Butler University, and many others.
In addition to her work as a flutist, Lauren serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Council of Orchestras and as the award-winning Orchestra Director at Woodlands Academy in Lake Forest.