Lauri Hogle

Lauri Hogle

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Department/Affiliation: Music
Office Address: Scheide

Lauri Hogle, appointed at The College of Wooster in 2017, directs the Wooster Singers, teaches courses in music education and choral conducting, and assists with field observations of pre-service teachers. She is a graduate of the University of Evansville’s (IN) music therapy program, Georgia State University’s choral/general music education program, Colorado State University’s choral music education program with Kodály emphasis, and will be conferred a Ph. D. in Music Education from Oakland University (MI) in early 2018. She holds national Kodály certification, Levels 1-3.

Professor Hogle’s passion to bring musical expression to all has taken her from music therapy for children with special needs to classical piano and vocal private studios to performing across the country with an extensive range of professional and student musicians to serving as faculty accompanist with a variety of universities and high schools to teaching choral ensembles for learners from ages 5-85 to teaching middle school general music with development of an innovative curriculum. For over two decades, Lauri worked as a church musician, directing choirs for all ages and serving as both organist and pianist. As a middle and high school choral teacher, she received multiple nominations for Who’s Who in American High School Teachers and her choirs earned superior ratings and top awards in multiple festivals. She recently served as Artistic Director of the Detroit Children’s Choir, creating a Kodály-inspired choral curriculum and developing a fourteen-choir program for children ages 8-18, in partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Lauri Hogle now actively serves as a guest lecturer and music education clinician, presenting her research at regional, national, and international music education conferences and publishing her work in practitioner and academic research publications. Her current research interests include constructivism in music education (particularly in choral ensemble contexts), peer scaffolding in music learning settings and the role of socially mediated agency in performance learning.


Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, U. of Evansville
Non-degree K-12 certification program, Georgia State University
Master of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis, Colorado State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, Oakland University (degree to be conferred early 2018)