Laura Sindberg (b. 19 December 1958) is an American composer and educator.
Dr. Sindberg earned a Ph.D. in music education from Northwestern University. The title of her dissertation is CMP in the Lived Experience of Students. Additional research interests include teacher education, conducting, gender and the music experience, philosophy, assessment, and professional development. Ultimately, she is seeking to bridge research and practice in music teaching and learning.
Laura Sindberg is currently visiting associate professor of music at Lawrence University, where she teaches undergraduate courses in music education. Dr. Sindberg also conducts the wind ensemble of the Lawrence Academy of Music. Prior to her appointment at Lawrence, Dr. Sindberg was associate professor and chair of music education at DePaul University, where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and oversaw the music education program.
Prior to her work at the college and university level, Dr. Sindberg taught public school music in Milwaukee and Waukesha, Wisconsin, for 17 years. Most recently, she was the director of bands at Central Middle School in Waukesha. Dr. Sindberg’s ensembles were selected to perform at the Wisconsin Music Educators Conference multiple times. During her tenure at Central, Dr. Sindberg initiated the Central Bands Commissioning Project. Over a period of six years the Project provided new works for young band students as well as opportunities for students to better understand the process of composing through meeting composers. Commissioned composers include Timothy Broege, Rick Kirby, Pierre La Plante, and Jack Stamp.
Dr. Sindberg has served on the Wisconsin Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) Project since 1990 and is chair-elect of the Project. She has presented numerous sessions on topics related to comprehensive musicianship regionally and nationally. She also serves on the advisory board of Band Quest, of the American Composers Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her articles have been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, and the Wisconsin School Musician.
Works for Winds
- Ninni, Baba (Hush My Baby) (2000)