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Laurel Diskin

library advisor

Laurel Diskin is delighted to work with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She started her Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS) in January 2012, had an amazing internship with the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) in the summer of 2012, and came on board with LACO as the Library Intern in September of 2012. Since then, she has held Assistant Librarian positions at both the NRO and the Los Angeles Opera. In the summer of 2014 she completed the re-organization of LACO’s 1000+ musical holdings, thereby creating a functioning on-site performance library for the chamber orchestra, which she now maintains in her new position of Library Advisor.

A regular in the violin sections of several local symphonies, an experienced and enthusiastic pit player of opera, ballet and musical theater, a lover of chamber music, and a recently minted devotee of period performance (Baroque violin), Laurel enjoys making music in a variety of settings. She also teaches for the Harmony Project and provides private instruction in both violin and viola. Among other degrees, Laurel holds an MM in Violin Performance from CSULA. She is pursuing her MLIS through San José State University’s School of Information.