About Laura

Laura Strickland is a freelance flutist with music degrees from Northwestern University and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and with doctoral studies at the University of Maryland and University of Illinois.


She is the flutist with the award-winning SoSco Flute and Guitar DuoSoSco Duo is one of the busiest wedding and special event ensembles in the Phoenix area. Laura is also principal flute with Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble.


Before relocating to Phoenix, Laura performed on flute and piccolo in a wide range of ensembles throughout Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and Washington D.C.

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Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Master of Music, Music Theory

Award: Epstein Prize, Tuition Reimbursement    


Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH

Master of Music, Flute Performance

Awards: Full tuition merit scholarship, National Honor Society


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Bachelor of Music, Flute Performance

 Awards: Dean’s List, Pi Kappa Lambda National Honorary Music Society



SoSco Flute & Guitar Duo

Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble

Paradise Valley Chamber Music Collective

Mesa Encore Theater

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company

Avira Flute Duo

Scottsdale Baroque Orchestra

Scottsdale Arts Orchestra




Music Works Academy

Music Masters

Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place




Woodwinds by Germann, Business Manager

Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble, Exective Director

Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place, Board Member

Scottsdale Musical Arts, Board President


Lesson Days

Lesson Locations

(480) 326-5400 (call/text)



Music Works Academy

302 W Bethany Home Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85013

Music Masters

6990 E Shea Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

© 2018, Laura Strickland