Photo by D.S. Chapman

Photo by D.S. Chapman

Lauren Jones is a vocalist from Hartselle, Alabama and currently based in San Diego, California.

A musician attracted to many genres, Lauren engages in many different performance settings such as opera, songwriting, contemporary and experimental music, jazz, and improvisation. Primarily trained in operatic singing, she has performed leading and supporting roles in operas such as "Cis" in Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring, "Yum-Yum" in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, and "Papagena" in Mozart's The Magic Flute. She has had many songwriting projects, the most prominent being the Birmingham, AL based folk music group The Steele Sisters. She has performed in independent musical theater productions and been featured as a jazz soloist at the University of Montevallo. Also an improviser, she has performed in Stephanie Richards' Phantom Station Conduction Series.

Other performances in contemporary chamber works include premieres of Tiange Zhou's hEArT for Voice and Piano and Joseph Bordeau's Scratching, as well as performances of George Crumb's Madrigals [Book 1] and Luciano Berio's Sinfonia with UC San Diego's graduate vocal ensemble Kallisti and the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra. She also has worked with integrating voice and dance; she premiered the ethereal dance theater work hOlie luna by dancer/choregrapher Aurora Lagattutta at Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles.

Lauren holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the University of California, San Diego where she studied voice with Susan Narucki. In 2015, Lauren completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Music Education from the University of Montevallo, studying under the vocal direction of Melanie Williams.