Multi-instrumentalist, Lauryn Gould, enjoys a vibrant career as a performer, educator, composer/arranger, instigator, and community music facilitator. She makes music in a wide variety of contexts, both locally and internationally, and has had the great privilege of collaborating with many of the bright lights in the central Texas music community.
In terms of formal education, Lauryn earned a BM in Flute Performance from Texas State University (2010), an MA in Community Music from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland (2015), and an MM in Jazz Saxophone Performance at Texas State University (2020). The generous mentorship she has received, first from her father, then from a wealth of exceptional musicianers in her community, has been equally important to her education.
Lauryn began teaching music in 2005. Since then she’s worked for the Austin School of Music, Austin ISD, Hays CISD, Dripping Springs ISD, The Redemptorist Centre of Music in Limerick, Ireland, Eastside Music School, Anthropos Arts, Blowcomotion, Austin Chamber Music Center, and her own independent teaching studio.
She has composed music for such organizations as Rooster Teeth, Cats & the Canary, The Good Hearts Postcard Club, and Catastrophe Theory Arts, Deja Flute Ensemble, and arranged music for The Brooks Prumo Orchestra, Texas Moaners, Rock Step Relevators, Jonathan Stout and His Campus Six, among others.
In addition, Lauryn has been very active in her community through advocacy and organizing events to foster community engagement and education. She served as founding artistic director of “alt-classical” consortium, The Sound Bridge Project, presenting classical music in non-traditional spaces and formats. She was a member of the Musician’s Initiative Working Group formed by the Austin Music Commission to advocate for local musician’s issues in 2013. From 2011-2016, she served as an organizer for the Hot Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of Austin’s early jazz and swing dance community. Lauryn also developed and implemented the curriculum for the jazz education portion of Hot Rhythm Holiday, a weekend swing dance and music workshop intensive.
Currently, Lauryn is working full-time as a performing and studio musician with a multitude of ensembles representing a wide swath of musical styles. She is also on the faculty for the Austin Chamber Music Center, and offers private lessons and applied music classes from her studio in southeast Austin, TX, and online. Through her work Lauryn hopes to put students, audience members, and the community-at-large in touch with their own innate musicality, creativity, and expression — to help them experience joy, presence, and connection.
The Nevermore Jazz Ball (St. Louis, MO : 2019)
Jammin’ on the James (Richmond, VA : 2019)
Classic City Swing (Athens, GA : 2019)
Austin Lindy Exchange (Austin, TX : 2018 &19)
Lindyfest (Houston, TX : 2017, 18, & 19)
Balast Off (Huntsville, AL : 2017, 18 & 19)
The Doonbeg Jazz Festival (Doonbeg, Ireland : 2015)
Blues on the Green (Austin, TX : 2012)
Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, TX : 2012)
Ian Clarke masterclass at the Texas Flute Festival, UNT (Denton, TX : 2010)
Nat'l Flute Assoc. conventions (Albuquerque, NM: 2007, NYC : 2009, & NOLA : 2013)