Multi-instrumentalist, Lauryn Gould enjoys a vibrant career as a performer, educator, composer/arranger, instigator, and community music facilitator. She makes music in a wide variety of contexts, both locally and internationally, and has had the great privilege of collaborating with many of the bright lights in the central Texas music community.
Lauryn earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Texas State University, an MA in Community Music from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a MM in Jazz Saxophone Performance at Texas State University.
She has performed with Jon Batiste, Spoon, and The Eastern Sea at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, with Black Pumas on The Late Late Show with James Corden and at Stubbs, with Asleep at the Wheel at the Mercer Dance Hall, and with The Eastern Sea at Blues on the Green. Other notable performances include International swing dance events such as The Nevermore Jazz Ball, Jammin’ on the James, Classic City Swing, Austin Lindy Exchange, Hot Rhythm Holiday, Lindyfest, and Balast Off, as well as the Doonbeg Jazz Festival in Ireland.
Lauryn was selected to perform at the Ian Clarke masterclass at the Texas Flute Festival in 2010, and the National Flute Association conventions (2007, 2009, and 2013) where she also premiered an original composition for flute choir based on the works of jazz great, Sidney Bechet. She has composed music for such organizations as Rooster Teeth, The Good Hearts Postcard Club, and Catastrophe Theory Arts, as well as her own ensembles, and arranged music for Floyd Domino’s All-Stars, Dandy Wellington, Golden Hour Heptet, Thrift Set Orchestra Deluxe, The Brooks Prumo Orchestra, The Relevators, and Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five Plus One, among others.
In addition, Lauryn served as founding artistic director of “alt-classical” consortium, The Sound Bridge Project, presenting classical music in non-traditional spaces and formats. From 2011-2016, she served as an organizer for the Hot Rhythm Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of Austin’s early jazz and swing dance community. Lauryn also developed and implemented the curriculum for the jazz education portion of Hot Rhythm Holiday, a weekend swing dance and music workshop intensive. In addition, she has provided music mentoring for at-risk youth through Anthropos Arts and coaches the woodwind section for community brass band project, Blowcomotion. She is presently on faculty at the Austin Chamber Music Center and provides private lessons at her home studio in South Austin and online.
Currently, Lauryn can be found performing with Floyd Domino’s All-Stars, Texas Moaners, The Relevators, Golden Hour Heptet, Wabi Sabi Swing Band, The Charlie Christians, The Joymakers, Moon Tower Brass Band, Meownow Brass Band, Minor Mishap Marching Band, The Lovely Sparrows, Big Britches, Wes Haynes Band, 100 Days 100 Nights, Vintage Ties Jazz Band, and as a studio artist, freelance flutist, saxophonist, and vocalist.
Lauryn is also very active with music advocacy in Austin and was appointed by Councilwoman Fuentes to serve on the Austin Music Commission representing District 2 in spring 2021. Through her work, Lauryn hopes to put students, audience members, and the community-at-large in touch with their own innate musicality, creativity, and expression.