Laura is currently in her second year of a teaching full time at Manatee School for the Arts. She previously served as Principal Second Violin for nineteen seasons. Laura was raised in the Bradenton-Sarasota area and her first orchestral experiences were in the Sarasota Orchestra's Youth Program.

Get to know Laura Jensen Jennings

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

First year with Sarasota Orchestra: 1996

Instrument: Laura plays on a 1757 Giacomo Zanoli made in Verona, Italy.

Education: Bachelor of Music - Florida State University; Master of Music - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Career Highlights: Laura is most appreciative for being part of the amazing, artistic growth of the Orchestra, since the tenure of Paul Wolfe.


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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.


Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

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All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

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Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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