LAUREN KEATING ('20) 28, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is earning a master’s degree at Rice University Shepherd School of Music, studying with Robert Atherholt. She serves as a substitute musician with The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Joffrey Ballet Orchestra, and New World Symphony, and was previously an Associate Oboist for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Previously, Lauren earned a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Jeffrey Rathbun, where she received the John Mack Award for oboe. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, with a minor in Musicology, receiving the Ray Still Award for musical and academic excellence. Lauren has also attended the Texas Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute.