Lauren Teel

Lauren TeelContact Information
ph: 256.765.4375
UNA Box 5040 | Music Building

Education Information
M.M., Indiana University
B.M. University of North Texas

    Lauren Teel is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion for the University of North Alabama, Adjunct Instructor of Percussion for the University of Montevallo and the Percussion Caption Head for the DCI World Class Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps. She also works with the WGI Finalist Center Grove Indoor Drum Line in Greenwood, IN and is a member of the Educational team for DoubleStop Percussion in Birmingham, AL.

    Lauren earned her Masters of Music in Percussion Performance at Indiana University and her B.M. in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas. Her studies have allowed her to train with renowned percussionists including Kevin Bobo, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro, Paul Rennick, John Tafoya, Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, She-E Wu, Robert Schietroma and Ed Smith.

​    During her time at Indiana University she was a member of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music New Music Ensemble, principal percussionist of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble and a member of the University’s Percussion Ensemble. She competed as a semi-finalist in the 2015 Great Plains Marimba Competition in Oklahoma City, OK. In 2012, Lauren had the privilege of traveling to Chennai, India to perform for an audience of over 75,000 people with Oscar winning composer, A.R. Rahman. Lauren also appeared in the 2013 blockbuster, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as a timpanist. While living in Atlanta, Lauren performed as a member of the NFL Atlanta Falcons Drum Line.

​    While attending the University of North Texas, Lauren was a member of the 17-time PAS National Champion University of North Texas Indoor Drum Line. In 2008, the group won first place at PASIC and in 2011 they traveled to Europe for a special guest performance at the 2011 IPE Championships. She was a four year member of the renowned 2’Oclock Steel Pan Band as a lead player, a member of the UNT Percussion Ensemble, and a member of the UNT Symphonic Band under the director of Dennis Fisher.

​    Lauren has extensive DCI experience as a member of two top twelve drum corps. She was a member of the 2009 and 2010 DCI World Class Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, which received the 2010 Fred Stanford Award for high percussion, and of the 2011 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. Both drum corps were under the instruction of Paul Rennick. 

​    Lauren is a proud endorser of Marimba One, Innovative Percussion, and Remo Drum Heads. In her spare time, Lauren pursues her other passion of working with animals by volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium and Indianapolis Zoo, and with ICAN as a certified service dog trainer. She is also an avid swimmer, trained lifeguard and certified scuba diver.