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Laura Petravage

Musician in Residence
Department of Performing Arts

  • Laura M. Petravage is a conductor and vocalist in the metro Washington, DC, area. She currently serves as Musician-in-Residence at American University, conducting the American University Chorus. At George Mason University, Ms. Petravage serves as the Associate Conductor of the University Singers and teaches general education music classes. She is also a faculty member at the Potomac Arts Academy, teaching youth vocal music classes. Ms. Petravage was previously the Artistic Director of the Capitol Hill Youth Chorus, working with both their choral and music theater programs. She has appeared as a soloist in the Rochester, New York, and Washington metro areas, and she is a staff chorister at Christ Church Georgetown (Washington, DC). In March 2013, Ms. Petravage will serve as Assistant Conductor for a program sponsored by the l’Association des Amis de Francis Poulenc, at a concert given at Saint-Sulpice in Paris, France. Ms. Petravage is currently pursuing her doctorate in choral conducting at George Mason University, studying conducting with Dr. Stanley Engebretson and voice with Dr. Kathryn Hearden. Ms. Petravage received her Masters of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied conducting with Dr. William Weinert and Brad Lubman, and voice with Dr. Constance Haas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance with a Minor in French language from American University.
  • Degrees

    DMA, Choral Conducting, George Mason University (in process)
    MM, Choral Conducting, Eastman School of Music
    BA, Music, American University
  • Languages Spoken:

    French, German

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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Choral Directors Association