Laura Pettigrew (b. 1954)
Laura Pettigrew received her Master of Music in Composition and her Bachelor of Music, majoring in composition, from the University of Regina (Saskatchewan), studying with Dr. Tom Schudel. As a composer, Laura is an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, a member of the Canadian League of Composers, SOCAN, and the International Alliance for Women in Music. She has been the recipient of several awards, including most recently the 2009 Mayor’s Arts and Business Awards in the category “Living the Arts,” and has received numerous grants and commissions in Canada, the United States, and abroad. Several of her compositions are published by ALRY, including Offertoire, Legends, Winter Solstice, Spirits of the Land, Picc’in Suite, and Latar Semplice. As a flutist, Laura has performed with The National Flute Choir, as part of the harp/flute duo Reflections, in a flute/guitar duo, and as a soloist. She is a board member of the Regina Music Festival and volunteers her time fundraising for various non-profit organizations. As well as being a lecturer at the University of Regina’s Music Department, Laura maintains a large studio of private students. She currently resides in Regina and is the proud mother of two sons, Joshua (published poet) and Luke (musician and paralegal).