Lauretta Werner, DMA

Assistant professor of strings, Longwood University

Dr. Lauretta Werner taught as Lecturer of Violin at West Virginia University, as a Suzuki violin instructor at the Pittsburgh Music Academy and the Hope Academy of Music and the Arts in Pittsburgh, and as a teaching fellow at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Dr. Werner currently teaches as Assistant Professor of Strings at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

As an active chamber musician, Dr. Werner frequently performs with the West Virginia University Faculty Clarinet Quintet, the Midas String Quartet, the Montani String Quartet, and the ReIgnite Trio. Recent performances occurred in Boston, Nashville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, West Chester, State College, and Fredonia. In the summer of 2019, she performed and taught as a quartet teaching fellow with the Montani String Quartet at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. 

Dr. Werner researches and explores the topic of mindfulness for musicians. She reinterprets mindfulness-based therapies and sport psychology models for musicians, and included her discoveries in her dissertation, “Mindfulness for Musicians: Bringing sport psychology and mindfulness-based therapies to the practice room and the concert stage.” Dr. Werner was invited to present her research at West Virginia University, West Chester University, and the International Research Symposium on Talent Education. 

Dr. Werner began her studies in Suzuki violin at age seven in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Ohio University, a master’s degree in Suzuki violin pedagogy from Ithaca College, and a doctoral degree in violin performance from West Virginia University. Dr. Werner studied with Solomiya Ivakhiv, Stephen Miahky, Mikylah Myers, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, and Susan Waterbury.