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Lauren Rustad Roth is concertmaster of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona. Prior to these positions, she was concertmaster of the Canton Symphony. Ms. Roth earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of William Preucil, and she was accepted into his prestigious Concertmaster Academy. She was a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra and a member of the Cleveland Pops orchestra.


A native of Seattle, Ms. Roth received a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian studies from the University of Washington. She was a student of Professor Ron Patterson. During that time, she served as concertmaster of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Thalia Symphony, and Marrowstone Festival Orchestra. She also attended the Tanglewood Music Center and received the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize.


Ms. Roth has performed as a soloist and concertmaster with orchestras around the world. Highlights include performing the Mendelssohn and Sibelius violin concertos in the Czech Republic, solo engagements with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and guest concertmaster appearances with the Jacksonville Symphony and Buffalo Philharmonic. She enjoys performing with the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, a gathering of concertmasters and principal players from around the country. A dedicated teacher, Ms. Roth supports the violin studio at the University of Arizona giving instruction in performance, pedagogy, and orchestral repertoire. She spends summers as a faculty member of the Prague Summer Nights Festival, the Marrowstone Music Festival, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp, and Carnegie Hall’s New York Orchestra Seminar program. In the summer of 2021, she was a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.


Born to a Polynesian-Portuguese-Norwegian mother and a German-American father, Ms. Roth enjoys spending time with her family and adores her nieces and nephews. She proudly sports her Seahawks jersey to every Super Bowl party no matter the participating teams. Ms. Roth loves playing and watching sports, yoga, and she recently completed her first marathon.

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