Dr. Lauren buckley

Dr. Mary Lauren Buckley Schaer grew up in New Orleans. She received her BA in music from
Princeton University, where she graduated with honors and was the first undergraduate to
pursue a certificate in conducting. She received a Postgraduate Diploma in Choral Conducting
from the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2002, Dr. Buckley returned to New Orleans and
became the Artistic Director of the Jefferson Performing Society Children’s Chorus, a program
offering choral experiences to children ages 3-18. She was also the Music Director and
Conductor of the Orleans Chamber Singers, specializing in Renaissance and other a cappella

Dr. Buckley moved to Los Angeles in 2006 to study at the USC Thornton School of Music and
completed her Doctorate in Choral Conducting 2012. In addition to leading the Hollywood Master
Chorale, Dr. Buckley is the Classic Worship Leader of the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church,
Conductor of the Ebell Women’s Chorale, Associate Conductor of the Pasadena Master Chorale,
Adjunct Faculty at Rio Hondo College, and
vocal coach for the Los Angeles Daiku, as well
as a private voice and piano instructor.

Upcoming Performance of Hollywood Master Chorale

Masterworks in March: Dvorak

Sunday, March 16, 2014