Laura Catherine Husbands
AHSS-N0n-Teaching Fac Adjunct; Adjunct Faculty
What I do
Adjunct Faculty, Guitar Ensembles
To continue her love of music, and most importantly the guitar, Husbands moved to Denver in 2009 to study with Ricardo Iznaola at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. There she gained her artist diploma in 2011 and master of music in 2013; she was also awarded Outstanding Graduate Student in Performance and Outstanding Graduating Classical Guitarist.
Husbands has performed in venues across Europe and the United States. Highlights include the Dundee Guitar Festival, the London Guitar Festival, the Bolívar Hall and the Purcell Room. In the U.S., Husbands has performed at the Seattle, Denver, Boulder, Cheyenne and Mountain Chamber Music societies. She has won top prizes in 11 international competitions across Europe, Canada, Mexico and the United States. She has appeared as a soloist for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, performing Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.
Husbands is currently adjunct faculty of guitar at the University of Denver, instructor of guitar studies at Colorado Christian University, and educator at Englewood Arts Center's after-school program. Husbands is currently the director of the Denver Classical Guitar Competition. She is also a member of the Sakura Guitar Duo.