About this event:
Laura Barron’s 30-year career as a flutist has taken her from New Zealand to the Yukon, and from solo appearances with the Boston Symphony to Carnegie Hall. A former flute professor at the Universities of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Northern Arizona, Laura now runs the arts-based community development non-profit, Instruments of Change, in Vancouver, BC. Her radical professional shift from performer to community arts facilitator has enabled Laura to help audiences find their own voices, as creators and not just witnesses of great art. She believes classical musicians can harness skills to broaden their reach and impact the greater communy tithrough arts engagement. By building on these strengths, musicians and artists can evolve their gifts in the service of a wide variety of facilitated arts activities appropriate for a general population.