Laura Telman of Litchfield is a music education major at Western Connecticut State University with a 3.9 GPA. She earned the WCSU Merit Scholarship, the WCSU Spirit Band Scholarship, the James Furman Memorial Award and WCSU Research Day Award. She is a member of the WCSU Honors Program, WCSU's National Association for Music Education chapter and was secretary of the WCSU Jazz Club. She participated in WCSU's student and faculty brass quintets, a trumpet retreat in Karuizawa, Japan, and a semi-professional orchestra during a residency in Rome. She gives individual trumpet instruction and is a student teacher at New Canaan High School and at the Huckleberry Hill School in Brookfield. Telman is now working with WCSU's Music Department to establish a community music program, and hopes to continue a career in education and community outreach and pursue a master's degree in music performance on the trumpet.