Lauren Dykstra

Violin Teaching Artist since 2012

Lauren is a freelance violinist from Edmonton, Alberta. She received a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from The King’s University College and a Master of Music in Violin Performance and Literature from Brandon University. She has attended intensive summer programs at the Orford Centre de Arts and The Banff Centre and has participated in masterclasses with the Penderecki String Quartet, Tafelmusik, and the nationally acclaimed Canadian violinist James Ehnes. As an advocate of accessible music education and social justice, Lauren helped shape the YONA program by providing artistic leadership for many years. She maintains a large studio of private students, and she coaches local community ensembles. As an active musician, Lauren has performed with the Brandon Chamber Players, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.