Meet our new team member!
Exponential Ensemble is excited to introduce Laura Neville, our first administrative staff member! Laura joined our team in September and is helping us with grant writing, box office and our educational programs. She is also the acting Festival Manager for The Music Mountain Summer Music Festival in Connecticut
Laura received her Master’s degree in flute performance at NYU Steinhardt in New York, where she studied with Dr. Brad Garner; and holds a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Connecticut State University, graduating magna cum laude. Before starting at NYU, Laura taught middle school band for three years in Connecticut and actively participated in conducting symposiums around New England.
Laura is a founding member of the World Wind Quintet. She has performed with The Coast Guard Band in Groton, CT, the One World Symphony, and the NYU Symphony Orchestra as principal flute. She has also participated in flute master-classes with flutists such as Gary Schocker, Keith Underwood, Nobutaka Shimizu, and Paul Fried.
What is Exponential Ensemble?
Music and Mathematics are at core of Exponential Ensemble. We are a group of world class musicians in varying combinations and numbers that can grow exponentially within each of our concerts. We explore new ways of programming chamber music by creating meaningful connections between the new and the traditional repertoire. Insightful program notes are given from the stage by the musicians making our concerts a unique and interactive exchange for all.
Education through performance is very important to us. We educate people at different stages of their lives. Our "Music and Math" program helps middle school students better understand complex math concepts in a playful way. Our "Young Composers" Program provides young composers with the unique opportunity of a very first professional commission and guidance through their creative process. Additionally we often visit our elderly community in nursing homes by sharing with them our knowledge and love for music.