Lauren Arasim earned a Masters Degree in music performance under the tutelage of Dr. Carrol McLaughlin with special studies in jazz and electronic music from The University of Arizona and both a Bachelors Degree in music performance under the tutelage of Mindy Ball and a Bachelors Degree in music education from the Hall Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University.
Besides her current role as an academic advisor here at Arizona State University. She also teaches private harp lessons in person and via Skype. Previously, Lauren worked at PIA a Creative Drive Company as an audio engineer, sound designer, and composer.
Her performance experience as a professional musician includes a stadium concert with Placido Doming in Hermosillo Mexico, a performing member of the world renowned harp ensemble HarpFusion, a performing member of the electronic ensemble CrossTalk, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The California Center for the Arts Escondido, and Copley Symphony Hall. Lauren has been a hand double, coach, composer, and recording artist for the film “Sarah Through The Wall”.
Although classically trained, Lauren is not your typical harpist. She will surprise you with her music when you hear her play classic rock, pop, Latin, jazz, and blues. She is currently collaborating with world renowned blues musician/singer Nathan James. Lauren is also passionate about shedding a new light on the once classical instrument by playing an electro-acoustic harp with guitar effect pedals and performing rock and pop covers as well as original compositions that are blues and jazz inspired.