Laurie Lafferty

  • Laurie Lafferty is Professor of Instrumental Music Education and Music Education Coordinator at The University of Akron. Her teaching assignments include wind & percussion pedagogy, rehearsal techniques, student teaching supervision, University Band, and graduate core music education classes. A graduate of Baldwin Wallace College, Dr. Lafferty holds a Master’s degree from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. Prior to her appointment at Akron she was an instrumental music teacher in Ohio public schools for 23 years. Her junior high and high school bands consistently received superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association district and state adjudicated events and performed at local, state, and national conferences. An active guest conductor and clinician, she is also a member of OMEA where she has served on various state committees, held district office, and adjudicates at district and state competitions. Her articles on music education have been published in the Instrumentalist, the Band Director’s Guide, Triad, and Contributions to Music Education. Her ensemble and young band arrangements appear on the contest lists in states around the country.

  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    CPS172 Cradle of Liberty
    2:20 Concert Band
    YPS55 Make Way for Melody (March)
    Concert Band
    YPS139 Rocky River Celebration
    2:40 Concert Band
    YPS131 Side by Side
    2:18 Concert Band