Phone: 412.833.1600 ext. 2332


Degrees and Certifications:

WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE Bachelor of Music in Music Education ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Master of Music in Music Education

Ms. Surguine

Laura Surguine is a graduate of Westminster Choir College (B.M.) and Arizona State University (M.M.). After relocating to Arizona, she acted as Senior Director of Education at Arizona Opera, where she created and facilitated state-wide education programs for grade level and college students with internationally renowned artists. Ms. Surguine created partnerships and collaborations between colleges, libraries, school districts and community organizations throughout the state.

Ms. Surguine returned to the classroom in 2011 and is proud to have been the Choir and Theater Director at the historic Yuma High School, Home of the Criminals. As Adjunct Professor of Vocal Music at Arizona Western College, she directed the Youth Choir and Yuma Chorale. Employing her background in arts administration, she created the Yuma County Arts Alliance, a non-profit that brings together all arts disciplines into a united voice for arts advocacy.

Ms. Surguine performs with the Baldwin Choir of New York City under the direction of her mentor, the esteemed R. Douglas Sheldon.


Courses & Ensembles

Clarion Choir
Pantheon Choir
Men's Ensemble
AP Music Theory


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