About Lauren Gisclair
New Orleans Voice teacher, Musician and Wedding SOLOIST
Since her early childhood, music has always played a significant role in Lauren’s life. As a budding musician in New Orleans, she lived and breathed everything singing. She studied, admired and slightly obsessed over all the greats from Julie Andrews to Renee Fleming. With much support, guidance and lots of LOVE from some incredible and inspiring voice teachers, Lauren found a life career as a musician in New Orleans. And even more importantly as a voice TEACHER.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and a Masters in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Penn State University. While at Penn State, she not only trained in classical voice but also studied privately with the amazing Mary Saunders Barton on musical theatre technique through her course “Bel Canto Can Belto.”
Lauren the Voice Teacher
In 2008, Lauren opened up her voice studio in New Orleans where she has been connecting with students both musically and personally. She has been fortunate to provide voice coaching for students who have performed on Broadway, in national tours, on TV and on the big screen. Many of her talented students that took singing lessons from her have gone on to attend prestigious musical theatre programs and are often showcased in local community and school musical theatre productions. In 2012, she had the honor of working with actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough as her personal vocal coach while filming the movie Paradise directed by Diablo Cody.
Lauren the New Orleans Musician & Vocalist
As an active performer in the community, Lauren is a founding member of the New Orleans opera ensemble, Bon Operatit!, who has been performing since 2009 at the site of the Old French Opera House. They have also been heard at events and various venues around the New Orleans area including Thursdays at Twilight Garden Concert Series in City Park, French Quarter Festival, the Ogden “After Hours” series, the Tennessee Williams Festival, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Gallier Hall and The Louisiana Children’s Museum to name a few. Lauren has also performed with the New Orleans Opera Association in numerous productions as well as with Opera Education in the role of Gretel in Hansel and Gretel.
Lauren the Wedding Soloist & Funeral Singer
In addition to performing on the stage, you can often hear Lauren’s voice soaring above from the rafters (aka the choir loft) as a church cantor for masses, a wedding soloist and singer, a funeral singer, and singer for special occasions and events. She has been a professional choir member and the resident soprano soloist at the historic St. Patrick’s Church on Camp Street since 2008 as well as a cantor at St. Benilde in Metairie since 2012 and most recently at St. Catherine of Siena in Old Metairie.