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Lauren Meccia

Lauren Meccia

Director of Jazz Studies

Adjunct Faculty

Saxophone

Office : ETHR 126

Email : LaurenM@usca.edu

Phone : 803-641-3243

Education

Bachelor of Music - Music Education, University of South Carolina

Performance Certificate - Saxophone, University of South Carolina 

Master of Music - Performance, University of South Carolina

Courses Taught

Jazz Band

Applied Saxophone and Clarinet

Class Woodwind Instruction and Methods

Biography

Lauren Meccia is director of jazz ensembles and instructor of saxophone at USC Aiken.  She is the founder and director of the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) New Horizons Band in Aiken, SC and co-director of the Congaree New Horizons Band in Columbia, SC. 

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Music in Education with a Certificate in Saxophone Performance and a Master of Music in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina.  She has performed several jazz and music festivals in the Southeast and across the United States.  She is the founder and director of the USC Aiken Summer Jazz Camp. 

Lauren has been featured with several symphony orchestras and concert bands throughout the US and has appeared in concert with the Temptations, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Jesse Colin Young, and Wycliffe Gordon.

Lauren’s debut CD, Inside Your Eyes, was released in 2015 and has received positive reviews in jazz publications throughout the world.  

Address

The Etherredge Center
University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday : 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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