At the age of 19, she made her orchestral soloist debut under the baton of Pierre Boulez performing his “….explosante fixe…”. Shortly after she wasasked to perform for both Steve Reich and Elliot Carter’s birthday celebrations and to collaborate on performances with members of Bang on a Canon their self-entitled marathon festival in New York City.
Ms. Lauer is an active orchestral musician, regularly performing with the DCINY Orchestra, Canadian Chamber Orchestra of NYC, The National Cathedral Orchestra, and All Points West Chamber Ensemble, among others. She has also performed and toured with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM) as a substitute flutist. She was a concerto soloist with the Montreal based Pronto Musica performing Denis Gougeon’s Concerto for Four Flutes. She has also been a touring flutist with the pop group Il Divo.
Not only can Ms. Lauer be heard performing Andrew Violette’s Flute Sonata on the Innova Label, but also on NPR radio performing at Carnegie Hall with the OSM on tour.
In addition to her active performance schedule, Maggie Lauer is a sought after teacher. She is a teaching artist with both the Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and New York based non-profit Cultures in Harmony, and a chamber music coach with the Washington DC Youth Orchestra. Previously, she has held posts at the McGill Conservatory, the Bronx Charter School for the Arts, the Latin American Youth Center and the Sheridan School in Washington D.C. Currently she is the Junior School Music Teacher at Kuper Academy, and is completing a masters-level certificate with the Global Leaders Program, a program which has selected 35 fellows from around the world for their commitment to music education and social justice.
Ms. Lauer holds flute performance degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, McGill University and the University of Montreal. She holds her music education degree from McGill University.