Amber Kim Lauridsen is originally from Seoul, South Korea where she received a BM in Vocal Performance at Chung-Ang University and appeared as Mimi in the opera La Boheme. She later earned a MM in Vocal Performance Indiana State University, a MM in Conducting from the University of South Florida and a DMA in Sacred Music from the
University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.
She conducted Concert Choir and taught voice at Lincoln Trail College in Illinois and served as an adjunct voice teacher at Indiana State University. While in Los Angeles Amber Lauridsen studied conducting with Dr. Donald Neuen at UCLA and was his assistant conductor of the UCLA Chorale as well as co-conductor of both the Chamber Singers and UCLA Symphony’s winter concert series.
She was also Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale for three years, co- conductor of the USC Oriana Women’s Choir and music director at the Los Feliz United Methodist Church for seven years prior to moving to San Juan Island with her husband, composer Morten Lauridsen, in June of 2019.