Laurel Diskin is thrilled to be working at 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 in summer 2012, and came on board with LACO in September. Currently, she is re-cataloging, and in some cases repackaging, LACO’s 1000+ musical holdings to make them physically easier to access and electronically easier to locate. When she’s not happily haunting the LACO library, she’s either doing work for her MLIS, or off somewhere with a violin in her hand.
A regular in the violin sections of several local symphonies, an experienced and enthusiastic pit player of opera, ballet and musical theater, and the on-call violinist for Ollín, a long-running East Los Angeles punk/folk fusion band, Laurel enjoys making music in a variety of settings. She also teaches for the Harmony Project, the Neighborhood Music School and the McGroarty Arts Center, while maintaining a small private studio. Among other degrees, Laurel holds an MM in Violin Performance from CSULA (2009). She is pursuing her MLIS through CSU San José, aiming for completion in 2014.