Lauren R. Teel
Adjunct Instructor of Percussion

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Lauren Teel is the Percussion Caption Head for the DCI World Class Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps, an ensemble member of the Heartland Marimba Ensemble and Director of Percussion for Mililani High School in Mililani, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She is a recognized Innovative Percussion Educational Artist, Marimba One Educational Artist, Zildjian Marching Artist and Remo Educational Artist. Teel is actively involved in the percussive arts community as both performer and educator, serving on the PAS marching committee and acting as an adjudicator for several PAS international competitions, including the 2018 Percussive Arts Society International Chamber Ensemble Competition and the 2019 Percussive Arts Society International Solo Marimba Competition. Her studies have allowed her to train with renowned percussionists including Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro, Paul Rennick, John Tafoya, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, She-E Wu, Robert Schietroma and Ed Smith. In her spare time, Teel pursues her other passion of working with animals by volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium and with ICAN as a certified service dog trainer. She is an avid swimmer, trained lifeguard and certified scuba diver. 

Educational Background

Academic Position

  • Instructor, Percussion, TAMUC, 2019-Present
  • Interim Professor, Percussion and Drum Line, University of Alabama, 2018-2019
  • Adjunct Professor, Percussion and Drum Line, University of North Alabama, 2016-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Percussion, University of Montevallo, 2017-2018
  • Adjunct Professor, Percussion, University of Alabama, 2016-2017

Selected Performance

  • Heartland Marimba Ensemble, 2020-2021
  • Girls March, Featured Marimba Duo with Sandi Rennick, 2109
  • Franklin Community College Percussion Ensemble Festival, Featured Percussion Artist, 2019
  • Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, Principal Percussionist, 2018-2019
  • Percussive Arts Society Focus Day, Marimba Soloist, 2018
  • Great Plains Marimba Competition, Marimba Semi-Finalist, 2015

MUS 100P Global Percussion Ensemble II
MUS 100P Global Percussion Ensemble III
MUS 151 Minor Applied Percussion
MUS 152 Principal Applied Percussion
MUS 352 Principal Applied Percussion

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