Setnor School of Music
Assistant Professor, Applied Music and Performance (Organ)
122A Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010
Laver frequently performs solo organ recitals in the United States and Europe. In 2010 she was awarded second prize in the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). She has been a featured recitalist at numerous conventions, including the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative Festival, the Organ Pedagogy Conference of the American Guild of Organists, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, and the Region I & II Convention of the American Guild of Organists. She studied organ with Hans Davidsson, William Porter, and David Higgs while pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees at the Eastman School of Music. She began her organ studies in earnest with Mark Steinbach as an undergraduate student at Brown University and subsequently spent a year in the Netherlands under the tutelage of Jacques van Oortmerssen at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Laver was also music director for the 4 p.m. mass at St. Michael’s Church. In this role, she directed the St. Michael’s Chamber Choir, provided organ music for mass, and oversaw such special events and programs as the Eastman at St. Michael’s Concert Series and the Music Builds Neighborhood Summer Program.
- D.M.A., M.M., Eastman School of Music
- B.A., Brown University