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Laura Farnell

Laura Farnell has a passion for making music with singers, working with educators, and creating accessible and artistic choral compositions. After receiving her B.M.E. in Choral Music (piano emphasis) from Baylor University in Waco, Laura taught elementary music for two years in Mansfield ISD, followed by eight years of junior high choir in Arlington ISD. She was honored by her schools with Teacher of the Year awards in 2000 and 2003, and she received an Excellence in Education Award in 2004 as Arlington ISD’s outstanding junior high teacher of the year.

Farnell presently lives in Arlington, serving as a choral adjudicator and an invited music conference presenter/clinician for district, region and state honor choirs across the country. As a composer, she especially enjoys writing and arranging music for developing choirs and has more than one hundred choral compositions in publication, including many commissioned pieces. She, her husband, Russell, and their two sons (all singers), attend First Presbyterian Church of Arlington where Russell serves as Minister of Music and Farnell directs the youth and children’s choirs.

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