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Lauren Jenkins

Degrees & Studies

B.M., Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY; P.C., Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY; M.M., Carnegie Mellon University; Suzuki Pre-Twinkle & Book 1 Training, Atlanta Suzuki Institute.


Violin, Suzuki Violin

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2022

Born In

Greenville, NC

Performances & Distinctions

Lauren Jenkins is a dedicated educator and performer proficient in both classical and cross-over genres. Born and raised in North Carolina before moving to Atlanta, Lauren grew up in a Suzuki program that had a fiddling focus in addition to its classical repertoire. This influence has greatly shaped her professional career, both as a performer and an educator. Lauren’s passion for both classical and other genres makes her a versatile violinist.

At the age of 16, Lauren had her solo debut at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria. During this European tour she also performed as a soloist in various cathedrals in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Gratz and Bavaria. In 2014, Lauren was a touring member of the Manchester Chamber Orchestra and performed in cities all over the Northeast. Two years later, Lauren co-founded the Chinquapin String Quartet. The quartet held a summer residency at the Chinquapin Arts Center in Grants Pass, OR in 2016 and 2017 and performed all over southern Oregon. Lauren is an avid chamber musician to this day.

Lauren has performed with various professional orchestras all over the south and northeast. She is currently in the violin section of the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic and has performed with the Transiberian Orchestra as well as with Josh Groban. In addition to the violin, Lauren loves to sing and incorporates vocals into her cross-over projects whenever possible. Her current projects include Cocktail Country, which is an old time country trio and Treefingers, which is a multi-genre duo. Lauren fiddles and sings in each of her ongoing projects, both of which perform on a monthly basis.

Teaching Philosophy

“To make a resolution and act accordingly is to live with hope. There may be difficulties and hardships, but not disappointment or despair if you follow the path steadily. Do not hurry. This is a fundamental rule. If you hurry and collapse or tumble down, nothing is achieved. DO not rest in your efforts; this is another fundamental rule. Without stopping, without haste, carefully taking a step at a time forward will surely get you there.”