LATEST NEWS & PROJECTS
Laura returned as the Music Director for the
2018 BROADWAY BACKWARDS Benefit!
She was the Music Director for the
2017 event as well.
Click here to see more performance clips from BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
Josh Groban sings "SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY" from CHESS at Broadway Backwards - 2017.
Broadway Backwards is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefiting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Laura's new musical, NOT ANOTHER CHRISTMAS LETTER!, had its World Premiere in 2016 and is NOW available for licensing!
Click HERE to listen to demo tracks and find out how to add this charming and hilarious show to your upcoming season. Check out Laura's composer page to find out more.
Music and Arrangements by Laura Bergquist
Book, Lyrics & Additional Music by Paul Cozby
NOT ANOTHER CHRISTMAS LETTER!: WON Brookfield Theatre's CHRISTMAS IN JULY: BATTLE OF THE CHRISTMAS MUSICALS competition! Find out more HERE! AND ~ NOT ANOTHER CHRISTMAS LETTER! was also performed in NYC during the 2017 holiday season, produced by the Stomping Ground Theatre Company and Gwen Arment. 2018 saw productions of this heartwarming holiday musical all across the USA!
Laura is thrilled to be a part of the casting team for Disney Parks and Resorts! She’s been an accompanist and vocal coach for Disney for years and is now delighted to move “behind the table” to help find the best and brightest talents for the Disney Cruise Ships and Theme Parks. Yay MICKEY!!
Laura was excited to be the Music Director for
this star-studded production, directed by
Eric Woodall. GYPSY was produced by North
Carolina Theatre Company in Raleigh, NC last
November with a cast of over 30! Even
more exciting? Conducting the best overture ever
with full orchestra of 22 players including a harp!
Fellowship of Performing Arts
Laura hosted and accompanied concerts with
Broadway performers for private events in Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, and Tulsa during
August and September, 2017.
Laura returned from San Diego where she was Musical Director and Conductor of the world premiere musical Sense and Sensibility, from Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon.
Read the RAVE REVIEWS Here!
Laura was the Musical Director for Robert Cuccioli and the cast of the new musical, BROOKLYN BRIDGE, at St. Luke's Theatre on October 24th, 2016. Find out more about the show via the Broadway World Article.
Look for Laura peeking out above the piano!
"It was a treat accompanying music educators from around the country under the direction of my great friend and colleague, Ronnie Oliver, Jr from Manhattan School of Music."
Check it out HERE.
Education & Community
Music educators who work in schools and communities with K–12 students strengthen their skills in a series of professional training and musical activities in the Resnick Education Wing. From September to June, New York City directors at all stages of their careers have the opportunity to participate in workshops with student ensembles and visiting faculty, learn from professional artists, and attend Carnegie Hall concerts. Each July, national Summer Music Educators Workshop participants attend four days of intensive workshops focused on ensemble instruction and classroom strategies, observe student-ensemble demonstration rehearsals, build a community of peers, and interact with NYO-USA.