Laura Farnell is a choral composer, clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator from Arlington, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music (with a piano emphasis), Laura taught elementary music for two years in Mansfield, Texas, followed by eight years of teaching junior high choir in Arlington, Texas. She was honored by both of her schools with Teacher of the Year awards in 2000 and 2003, and she received an Excellence in Education Award in 2004 as the Arlington Independent School District's outstanding junior high teacher of the year.
Laura presently serves as an invited clinician for district, region, and state honor choirs across the country. She also presents workshops and music reading sessions for choir directors at both district and state levels. She has served as a clinician and/or presented at music conferences in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin. A prolific composer, she especially enjoys writing and arranging music for middle school choirs. She is represented by several music publishers with more than sixty choral compositions in print. She is the co-author of the SOS Sight-singing Method Book published by BriLee Music.