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Laura J. Voss

Academy of the Performing Arts



   Laura Voss, co-owner of the Academy of the Performing Arts, has served as a band director, music director, instructor, composer and arranger for area schools, theatres and civic organizations.  Ms. Voss has performed as a show percussionist for countless theatre productions and has served as musical director for more than 100 musical theatre shows.  In addition to leading the APA Indoor Marching Band, Express, the APA Percussion Ensemble and the popular Women's Stomp group, she was the band director at Stratford Academy for thirty-six years. One of the highlights of her years at Stratford was working to create the Georgia Independent School Association All Select Band, Orchestra, and Chorus event.   During her tenure at Stratford, the Spirit of Stratford Marching Band and the Symphonic Band received numerous Superior ratings and Sweepstakes Awards.

   As a composer/arranger, her band and percussion ensemble works have been performed by numerous high school and college programs. Together with Sylvia Haynie, she authored two original works, Traditions and a new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.   She also frequently works as a band and percussion clinician and adjudicator for events sponsored by the Georgia Independent School Association, The Georgia Music Educators Association, and the Georgia High School Association.   Laura found her way to a career in music mostly due to her father’s and uncle’s encouragement.  Both Gene and Glen Voss were professional musicians for many years performing on the road and as studio musicians in Nashville for many of the Country and Western Grand Ole Opry stars.  Laura’s mother, Ann, has been seen in several local theatre productions including appearances in two shows co-directed by her own daughter.



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