Dr. ​Laura Tomlin

Director of Orchestras

She has been the Director of Orchestras at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School in Augusta, Georgia since 2011. Laura Tomlin is an adjunct professor of violin at Georgia Regents University, the director of the GRU Conservatory Orchestra Camp and one of the co-directors of the GRU Chamber Music Institute.  She is also the founder and director since 2004 of the Carolina Academy of Music in Aiken, South Carolina.  She has been a member of Symphony Orchestra Augusta since 1987, serving one year as concertmaster, ten years as principal second violin, and currently as assistant concertmaster. She has extensive experience as a chamber musician, including eleven years with the Augusta Symphony String Quartet, three years as artist-in-residence at Georgia Southern University, and four years with the Southern Arts Piano Trio.  She received a Bachelor of Music from North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Music from the University of Southern California, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia.  In 2001 she was awarded a research grant to attend the International Colourstrings Symposium in Helsinki, Finland. She has participated in music festivals in New York, California, Michigan, North Carolina, Maine and Europe, and has performed in major halls, most recently premiering St. George and the Dragon, a new work by Timothy Powell and Charles Anthony Silvestri, at the Lincoln Center in New York in April 2014.