Guillaume de Machaut &
Irish and Scottish Tunes for Recorders
Laura Osterlund (B.Mus., McGill University, 2012) is currently pursuing an M.A. in Performing Arts Administration at Roosevelt University. Based in Chicago, Laura is on the Youth Advisory Board for Early Music America, and is Director of the West Suburban Early Music Society for their spring 2016 season. She is a founding member of Ensemble Musica Humana. Laura has also performed with numerous prestigious Ensembles.
Other varied accomplishments include working as a research assistant for McGill University's Distributed Digital Music Archives and Libraries Lab (DDMAL), solo vocalist positions at two Anglican churches in Montreal while at the same time, maintaining an early music concert series at Montreal's Villa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital. She writes for the early music radio program Harmonia, authoring dozens of original scripts since 2011. Laura is an avid member of the movement to promote early music performance, pedagogy, research, and appreciation throughout North America. Her focus is on polyphonic music from the 12th-16th centuries-in particular, period compositional and improvisational practices.