Lauren Peacock is an active orchestral, chamber, and solo musician. She recently performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra as assistant principal cellist for their 2019-2020 season. Prior to living in Alabama, she was a fellow in The Orchestra Now (TŌN), an innovative orchestral training program at Bard College. She previously held the position of assistant principal cellist of the Glens Falls Symphony during her time in upstate New York. Lauren received cello performance degrees from the University of Michigan (BM) and the University of Texas at Austin (MM). Her principal teachers include Richard Aaron, Bion Tsang, and Gilda Barston. She has attended prestigious summer programs, such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Crested Butte Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, and Meadowmount School of Music. Also having a passion for chamber music, Lauren was a founding member of the Florestan String Quartet. They performed throughout the Hudson Valley area and toured Taiwan in 2017. Lauren has training in the Suzuki method and previously taught at The University of Texas at Austin String Project.