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Lauren Schmidt

Lauren Schmidt
BA/BS Music and Chemistry, University of Virginia

 Area(s) of Interest: Music, Fine arts, Performing arts, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, PR/Marketing

Experience: Most recently, I worked as an Operations Assistant at the Aspen Music Festival and School

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Personnel Manager / General Manager / Operations in a major symphony or classical festival

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? The business focus of the program

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? The summer internship and the class on arts and entertainment law

If you could donate one million dollars, which cause/organization would you choose to support?

I would probably donate part of it to music education and the other part to an environmental group. As a former chemist whose research focused on renewable energy, advancing that field is very important to me. I owe my career path to my music education, so funding is deserved in that area as well!

Where are you from? Westport, CT