Performed with passion
Music is Our Passion
If you’re looking to hire musicians in the Phoenix area, SoSco Flute and Guitar Duo can help. Our award-winning duo has been providing top-notch musical entertainment for high-end weddings, private parties and corporate events since 2014.
SoSco Duo has been honored with the award “Best Musician/Band” by Best of Our Valley for three years in a row – 2017, 2018 and 2019. We have also been nominated for the Governor’s Arts Award in the small business category, an award presented by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts in partnership with the Office of the Governor.
In 2021, the duo entered several original music compositions into Artlink’s 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Contemporary Voices. As a result, they were selected to perform live at one of the four Contemporary Voices Sections, hosted at FOUND:RE Contemporary.
Musicians who connect with audiences
Performances where we are able to speak directly with our audience members are most rewarding to us. It’s then that we learn how our music has helped listeners connect with their memories and emotions.
For us, using music as a vehicle to connect people to powerful memories and emotions is our work. This is why we do what we do, and this is why music matters so deeply.
Laura Strickland, Flute
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 plays flute and piccolo with the Women’s Orchestra of Arizona. She teaches private flute lessons in Paradise Valley and works full-time in healthcare systems quality improvement and change management for FrameShift Group.
Before relocating to Phoenix, Laura performed on flute and piccolo in a wide range of ensembles throughout Chicago, Cincinnati, Seattle and Washington D.C.
Alex Mack, Guitar
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.