A Michigan native, Laura Kempa Bogan now maintains an active career as a teacher, singer, and conductor in the Chicago area. She serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, where she conducts the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, and teaches voice, conducting, and choral methods. Also a dedicated church musician, Ms. Bogan is the choir director and organist at Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park, IL, where she leads the choir in repertoire spanning chant and polyphony to the music of today’s composers of sacred music.
Ms. Bogan also remains an active choral singer, and is currently a member of the William Ferris Chorale and La Caccina, a professional women’s vocal ensemble. She has also appeared with the Chicago Choral Artists, Chicago Chorale, and Lincoln Chamber Productions Ecclesia Choir in recent years. Ms. Bogan is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan (B.M. Choral Music Education) and Boston University (M.M. Choral Conducting).