Lauren Padilla

Director of Choirs

 Lauren Padilla is in her 3rd year as Director of Choirs at Burleson High School and 16th year of teaching choir in Texas.  Choirs under her direction have earned accolades and distinctions through UIL and other competitive organizations.  She has a passion for teaching choir, show choir, musical theatre, and music theory.  Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in 2008 from Sam Houston State University where she performed nationally and internationally with the SHSU Chorale under the direction of Allen Hightower, was chosen as a NATS regional semi-finalist, and served as vice president of the Beta Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.  She earned her Master's of Music Education from Southern Methodist University in 2013 where she studied with Camille King, Julie Scott, and Kevin Salfaen.  She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Choral Directors Association. Lauren has served as a choir organizer and section leader for region choirs.  She is invited to clinic choirs in the DFW area.  Lauren also performs with the Awaken Ensemble, a semi-professional chamber choir in Arlington.  Previously, Lauren has taught in Castleberry, Arlington, and Highland Park ISDs.  She also thinks she has the best job in the world: getting to teach high school kids how to love music!  Lauren lives in Arlington with her husband, John, her son, Aidan, and her pets Millie, Samwise, and Pippin.