Lauren Sander

Chorus Manager
Thurnauer School of Music


Master of Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University

Quick Facts

  • Lauren loves to paint and sew.
  • Lauren started at the JCC in 2021

Lauren Sander (she/her) is an educator, researcher, and professional singer based in Rutherford, NJ. A graduate of Westminster Choir College, Lauren received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. While at Westminster, Lauren sang with renowned ensembles such as Williamson Voices (dir. James Jordan) and Westminster Symphonic Choir (dir. Joe Miller). She also conducted the world premiere of Sam Sheibe’s “Forever” at WCC’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Lauren then served as the vocal, instrumental, and general music teacher for grades K-8 in Medford Lakes.

I help young musicians become strong musical leaders.

Lauren also served on committees and ran workshops for local Girl Scout troops in NJ. As a researcher, Lauren conducted a study on the self-efficacy of pre-service music teachers and presented her findings in September at the 2019 Society for Music Teacher Educators (SMTE) Conference in Greensboro, NC. The aforementioned study is published in the Summer 2019 edition of the Visions of Research in Music Education journal, adding to Lauren’s publications including but not limited to contributions to “Aligning Music to STEM” (Abrahams, 2020).

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