the voice of a
ABOUT LAURA AUER
At first, her audience knew her as Laura Promiscuo - the charismatic singer songwriter from Philadelphia with a hereditary soprano voice from her Italian grandparents. Although opera seemed to be the obvious career path, a lifelong calling to do something unique led her down a wild evolutionary journey. Now with successes in multiple genres and a Top 10 Billboard Charting album, the award winning singer, songwriter, playwright and voice actress is letting her voice pave its own way through the music industry.
Although she grew up learning classical music on the viola and played in orchestras and chamber ensembles for over ten years, Laura Auer (OU-ər) did not begin singing until the age of 17. She began taking voice lessons shortly after performing the National Anthem for her field hockey team, and her voice instructor quickly took notice of her raw talent. Less than six months later Auer was accepted to train at the conservatory level, studying Vocal Performance at Pennsylvania State University under Richard Kennedy, Jennifer Trost, Ted Christopher, Arlene Shrut with The Juilliard School, and PA Lyric Opera Founder, Maestro Antonio Conte Pugliese.
During this time she sang in several full length operas and musicals, and also picked up small recording gigs as a session singer. To this date, Auer's voice is featured on over 50 commercial records including three original off-Broadway soundtracks, and over 1000 voiceovers.
Adjacent to her classical musical studies, Auer regularly practiced yoga, and often lead large group musical meditation classes called "Kirtan concerts,” with live musicians in the class. She became a certified yoga instructor before she was old enough to drive a car, and her spiritual-philosophical study influenced much of her early musical exploration.
After parting ways with her first original band Soul Kitchen Collective, Auer went on to establish herself as a powerful songwriter on her first self-released solo album, Chasing Down the Dream in 2014, under her former name Laura Promiscuo. She opened for Melody Gardot at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live and toured across the United States with a kickoff show at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. She won The Philadelphia Songwriters Contest in 2016 and was discovered by three-time Grammy winning producer Tim Sonnefeld, who began developing her original songs with heavier orchestral production to support her full vocal range and world music influences. Auer then relocated to Los Angeles where she performed with Sonnefeld at hotspot music venues like Pour Vous, The Viper Room, and Hotel Cafe.
In 2018, Disney took interest in one of Auer's songs for the 2020 Mulan remake, which inspired her to write more music specifically for her soprano voice in this "Disney-esque" style. Auer sought out a composer for her lyrics and met Jaron Samuel. The songwriting duo (now credited as Jaron & Auer) hit it off and wrote several songs a week until they had a new original musical with a full soundtrack and franchise of characters. Auer then wrote the screenplay for animation and also voices the principal character, giving way to the start of an exciting multi-hyphenate career in music and entertainment.
To round up 2022, Auer performed her break out cover of "So This Is Love" with the renowned Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan for a series of Disney Symphony Live concerts led by conductor Joshua Tan. The song was originally released on "Spring," the first album of the "Seasons" project, quickly followed by "Summer," which came in at #8 on the US Billboard Charts in classical crossover this past summer.
Auer hopes perform all over the world and continue lending her voice to songwriting, Broadway and film projects.
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"What other people are doing doesn’t matter. The wrinkles that start to show in your smile don’t matter. You are here for a purpose, and as long as you listen to your heart and keep aligning yourself with that purpose, then you are doing it. And that’s all that matters. "