Lauren Martens is a violinist from Lenexa, Kansas and has been playing for 14 years. She recently earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Kansas with a string and choral emphasis. Lauren has performed with numerous ensembles including the Bravura Chamber Orchestra of Lawrence, The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra, and the Lawrence Community Orchestra. She has also maintained a private violin studio for 6 years instructing beginner to intermediate students. Alongside playing violin, Lauren enjoys playing and performing on viola, her secondary instrument.