A native of Pasadena, California, Laurie Anne Hunter received her B.A. from the University of
Winnipeg and her Masters in Piano Accompanying from the Juilliard School in New York.
She spent five seasons as Assistant Conductor and Vocal Coach with the New York City
Opera, becoming the fourth woman ever to conduct there when she made her Lincoln Center
debut with Marc Blitzstein's "Regina" in 1992.
Since then, Laurie Anne has worked with American Musical Theater of San Jose and the
Seattle Opera while working her way to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, the Oregon Cabaret
Theater and Southern Oregon University's Department of Theater Arts.
She has been on the faculty of Hartt School of Music, Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv
and currently is on the adjunct faculty at SOU in Ashland. Recently, she took up the harp and
now plays therapeutic harp music for Providence Cancer Center and Hospice in Medford.