Laura Artesani

Teaching Areas

  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Accompanying
  • Piano


Dr. Laura Artesani is an Associate Professor in the Division of Music at the University of Maine, where she teaches music education courses, advises music education majors and is the faculty advisor for the University of Maine Collegiate NAfME chapter. Dr. Artesani also serves as collaborative pianist for the University Singers, Collegiate Chorale and Recital Lab, and performs frequently in faculty and student recitals.

Dr. Artesani graduated summa cum laude from Barrington College in Rhode Island with a B.M. in Music Education, and received a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Maine. She earned a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from West Virginia University, where she was the recipient of the Swiger Teaching Fellowship for four years. She has completed Level I-III of Orff Schulwerk Training, and is the recipient of a research grant from the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Articles that Dr. Artesani has written or co-authored have appeared in The Journal for Music Teacher Education, The Orff Echo and General Music Today. Highlights as a collaborative pianist include performing with Dr. Beth Wiemann at the International Clarinet Fest in Baton Rouge, LA; with Dr. Jack Burt at the Schagerl Brass Festival in Melk, Austria; and with Dr. Dan Barrett at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. In addition to her duties at the University of Maine, Dr. Artesani also serves as organist/pianist at the Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono. She has taught at the Lincoln School in Providence, RI; North Orrington and Center Drive schools in Orrington, ME; and the Stillwater Montessori School in Stillwater, ME.