Lauren Spaulding (viola), a Texas native, received her BM in Viola performance under the tutelage of Professor Peter Slowik at the Oberlin Conservatory, received her MM at CU Boulder as TA for Erika Eckert, and completed an orchestral certificate with Colorado Symphony’s Principal Violist, Basil Vendryes.
Currently, Spaulding holds the titled position of Assistant Principal in the Cheyenne Symphony (2014), Assistant Principal in Fort Collins’ Symphony (2019), Principal Viola for the annual Colorado MahlerFest, and substitute violist with the Colorado Symphony, the Greeley Philharmonic, and the Boulder Philharmonic.
As an avid chamber musician, Spaulding is violist and co-artistic director for the Red Rock String Quartet, formed under Juilliard professor Darrett Adkins. The Red Rock String Quartet performs across the Northeast and was invited to perform at the White House in 2012 for President Obama. Since moving to Colorado, Spaulding continues to perform with many local chamber ensembles including the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Pro Musica Colorado, as a CD recording studio violist for UI Sound productions, and with Sphere Ensemble, an up and coming cross-over inspired chamber ensemble.