Dr. Lauren Posey is currently on faculty at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City, UT as an Associate Professor of Cello, she is the Adjunct Cello Professor at Salt Lake Community College, as well as serving as the Orchestra Director at the American International School of Utah in Murray, UT. She is also a member of the Rosco String Quartet and Ballet West Orchestra in Salt Lake City, UT.
Dr. Posey recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University under the tutelage of Colin Carr and was a recipient of the Staller Scholar Award. Dr. Posey began her music training in Salt Lake City with teachers Carey and Elliott Cheney. In 2012 she won the T. Gordon Parks Memorial Collegiate Concerto Competition and the following year she won the 2013 University of Utah Concerto Competition.
Since 2012, Dr. Posey has been a founding member of the Rosco String Quartet with which she attended the 2013 Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, 2014 Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, and the 2014 Deer Valley Music Festival Emerging String Quartet Program. In 2014, she won the 2014 MTNA National String Chamber Music Competition as well as the 2014 University of Utah Chamber Music Competition. The quartet recently launched a subscription series entitled "Rosco Revolution" for 2017-2018.
Dr. Posey is a founding member of Trio Mondial, a piano trio formed in 2015 and coached by Colin Carr at Stony Brook University. She was a quarterfinalist in the 2016 and 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, attended the 2016 Banff Chamber Music Residency, and performed in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Masterclass Series for Wu Han.
She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Alexander Suleiman, and received a Master of Music degree from the University of Utah in 2014, where she studied with John Eckstein and Elliott Cheney.
In her spare time, Dr. Posey enjoys taking road trips with her three dogs Riggins, Taylor, and Lyla.
Dr. Posey’s cello was made in 2006 by local Salt Lake City maker Carrie Scoggins.