Faculty Portrait

Contact Information

Name: Laurel Zucker

Email: llzz@aol.com

Education : M.M., New York University

Courses Taught : MUSC 129: American Society and its Music


As a recording artist Ms. Zucker can be heard on Apple Music Radio, Spotify, Pandora, NPR radio throughout the USA and on most European radio stations, and on 62 Cantilena Records recordings. In February 2020 she will be a featured performer and composer in Washington D.C. at The Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival. In spring 2020 Ms. Zucker will be performing at the Just Plain Folks (JPF) Awards   in Los Angeles and at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. During the summer of 2020 she will be performing and giving masterclasses in Italy and Germany at the InterHarmony International Chamber Music Festival. Professor Zucker has numerous 2019 original compositions published by Alry Music Publications and Cayambis Music Press. 

She has performed numerous times as a soloist in The American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, with Merced Symphony Orchestra, toured Russia as a concerto soloist and chamber musician, toured throughout the East coast in the Marlboro Chamber Music Tour, as a chamber musician at the National Flute Association Conventions, Texas Flute Festivals, Arizona Flute Festivals, and in the Harvard Chamber Players, and at Tanglewood Music Festival. 

At Sacramento State Ms. Zucker was awarded The President’s Award for Research & Creativity and The School of the Arts Award for Research and Creativity. During 2019 she released her newest recording series of Flute Etudes by Joachim Andersen, Jacques Casterede, DonJon, Astor Piazzolla. In the 2018-2019 season Professor Zucker released 3 discs on Cantilena Records of African American Music with pianist Dr. John Cozza and composer/arranger Dr. Jacqueline Hairston. Her next recording release, entitled “Abundance” (with John Cozza and clarinetist Sandra McPherson) will be released in November 2019, and features chamber music by Dr. Jeffrey Hoover, Valerie Coleman, and Samuel Robles.

In the summer of 2015, Ms. Zucker toured China with one of her own compositions, Shanghai for flute choir. She has toured Russia as a concerto soloist, performed at top music festivals in France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and England, to name a few. In May 2016 she will be a featured flute soloist at Carnegie Hall, performing African American spirituals and Classical music.