Dr. Lauren Rudzinskas is the General Manager of the International Women’s Brass Conference and a founding member of Calypsus Brass, a non-profit professional chamber ensemble performing new works, giving masterclasses, and creating high-level professional recordings for underrepresented composers. Dr. Rudzinskas earned a doctorate of musical arts in Trombone Performance and Literature with a minor in Pedagogy and an Advanced Certificate in College Teaching at the Eastman School of Music where she also earned a Performer's Certificate and was nominated for the prestigious Artist's Diploma. An advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives, Rudzinskas serves on the advisory board for the Chromatic Brass Collective and is President of the Board for the Future in Music Program.