Conductor, AYSE & AYDO
Director, Music Buddies
Laura Woollen Cahn is the Conductor of the American Youth String Ensemble and Debut Orchestra for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Previously, she was the conductor of the New World Concert Orchestra in Indianapolis. Under her direction, the Concert Orchestra performed at the IMEA Convention and the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Mrs. Cahn was also the Orchestra Teacher at KIPP:DC AIM Academy. As a violin and viola teacher, Mrs. Cahn has taught for the Levine School of Music, Indianapolis Academy of Music and the Indiana University String Academy. She currently maintains a large private studio in Alexandria, Virginia.
Mrs. Cahn is the principal violist of the Maryland Lyric Opera and is an active freelance violist in the Washington DC area. She has performed as a violist across the United States and Europe participating in the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, Masters du Pontlevoy in Pontlevoy, France and the National Orchestral Institute in College Park, Maryland
Mrs. Cahn earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance with Distinction from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where her principal teachers were Mimi Zweig and Atar Arad. Mrs. Cahn received a full scholarship to pursue a Master of Music Degree in Viola Performance from Butler University where she studied under the tutelage of Michael Strauss. She also earned a Master of Arts and Teaching degree in Instrumental Music from the University of Indianapolis and has completed training in the Suzuki Method with Sue Baer and Christie Fleming.
To learn more about Mrs. Cahn, read her full biography here.