Raise Your Voice

Click here for more information and ticket registration link for the upcoming free workshop performance of Raise Your Voice at the University of Calgary on Friday, Nov. 15, 5:00-6:00 PM.
Advance registration is recommended, as audience is limited to 40 people.
Supported by a University of Calgary Energizing Arts grant.

Listen to Laura’s interview with Alison Young on Classical Minnesota Public Radio.

Following a staged solo recital program I developed in April 2012 in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month, I carried the idea into my doctoral thesis project in April 2013. That performance featured five singers, a dancer (the reigning Miss Minneapolis, whose platform was “ending the cycle of domestic abuse”), a classical guitarist, and a pianist. Raise Your Voice has since been performed in other iterations for audiences in Canada, and a new iteration is currently in development with Jennifer Szeto, Aria Umezawa, and Lizz Windnagel for workshop performance in 2019.

Through text, movement, and gems of art song by Libby Larsen, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Germaine Tailleferre, Reynaldo Hahn, William Bolcom, David Evan Thomas, Benjamin Britten, Jake Heggie, Ben Moore, Aaron Copland a new commission by Marya Hart, we raise our voices to raise awareness and engage our community to ignite the sparks of social change.