Lauren Meccia is an instructor of Jazz Studies at the University of South Carolina. She was formerly the director of jazz ensembles at UofSC and UofSC Aiken. She is the founder of the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) New Horizons Band for senior adults in Aiken, SC. Lauren is co-director of the Congaree New Horizons Band in Columbia, SC.
Lauren earned a Bachelor of Music in Education with a Certificate in Saxophone Performance and a Master of Music in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina. She has performed jazz and music festivals throughout the Southeast and across the US.
Lauren Meccia is a member of the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble as well as the Charleston Jazz Orchestra. Lauren was twice a featured performer at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Anaheim, CA. She has been featured as a soloist with several symphony orchestras and concert bands throughout the US. Lauren has appeared in concert with Kenny Barron, Chris Potter, Jeff Coffin, Wycliffe Gordon, Tommy Igoe, Veronica Swift, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Temptations, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, and Jesse Colin Young.
Lauren released her debut vocal album, Inside Your Eyes, in 2015, receiving positive reviews in jazz publications throughout the United States, Russia, and Japan.
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