Laura Strickland, flute | Alex Mack, guitar
Laura Strickland is a freelance flutist with music degrees from Northwestern University and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and with doctoral studies at the University of Maryland and University of Illinois.
In addition to playing with SoSco Duo, Laura is principal flute with Arizona Pro Arte Ensemble and teaches private flute lessons in Phoenix. She works full-time in healthcare systems quality improvement and change management for FrameShift Group. Additionally, she works part-time as the Business Manager for Woodwinds by Germann, a high-end woodwind repair shop in Phoenix.
Before relocating to Phoenix, Laura performed on flute and piccolo in a wide range of ensembles throughout Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and Washington D.C.
What does Laura listen to? Check out this article the Phoenix New Times to find out!
Alex Mack is a freelance multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and voice.
During college he performed over 1,000 shows for Cedar Point Amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio and upon graduation, he was hired by Princess Cruises as principal orchestra guitarist where he traveled throughout Europe, the Pacific and Caribbean.
In addition to being a founding member of the SoSco Duo, he is the Creative Director with Lonely Street Productions, a nostalgia-based nationally touring production company. Alex was born and raised in Arizona.