Laura Larson has distinguished herself throughout the flute world of the United States and abroad. Twice a winner in the National Flute Association Young Artist Competition, she also won 1st place in the wind division of the Financial Federal Musical Showcase Competition in Miami Beach in 1975. Currently principal flute with the Flint Symphony, Ms. Larson also plays flute and piccolo with the Michigan Opera Theatre orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with the Flint, Miami and Toledo Symphony orchestras as well as many chamber ensembles. Her numerous performance credits include Weill Recital Hall in New York City, Chicago's prestigious Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and concert tours to Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and China. Ms. Larson performed extensively while in Japan, including the first concert as part of the Sister-City exchange program between Detroit and Toyota City. Educated at Cass Technical High School and the University of Miami, Ms. Larson also studied Suzuki Method in Matsumoto, Japan. Currently a Suzuki Flute teacher trainer, she has served on the faculty at Suzuki Institutes in North America and Japan and teaches privately and at Wayne State University.