Lauren Servias has performed with Tacoma Opera, the Oregon Festival of American Music, Eugene Ballet, Cascadia Concert Opera, and Northwest Opera In Schools Etc. (NOISE), among other performing arts organizations. She has held staff accompanist positions at Interlochen Arts Camp, Seattle Civic Dance Theatre, and Seattle Pacific University, and is a highly-engaged freelance collaborative pianist throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Servias holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from the University of Oregon. She was named a UO Graduate Teaching Fellow and accompanied several vocal and instrumental studios as well as the UO Opera Ensemble as part of her fellowship. Her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance is from Central Washington University, where she also studied voice and organ.
Servias served on the Oregon State University music faculty from 2012 to 2021. She began teaching collaborative piano and group piano courses in 2012, creating a two-year collaborative piano curriculum that focused on the musical, scholarly, and practical aspects of the art of accompanying. She played keyboard and celesta with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony from 2013 to 2019, beginning this period as the piano soloist for Stravinsky’s Petrushka. As the pianist for OSU’s premier women’s choir from 2014 to 2021, Bella Voce, Servias has performed internationally and alongside music education icons Dr. Tina Bull and Dr. Sandra Babb.
In 2015, Servias began playing for OSU Opera and was the ensemble’s music director in from 2016 to 2021. OSU music directing credits include Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate, Ned Rorem’s “Our Town”, Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit, and Louis Aubert’s “The Blue Forest”, which was awarded second place in its division in the National Opera Association’s annual opera production competition. Additional music/vocal directing credits for the Willamette Valley Symphony and the Corvallis School District Theatres include “H.M.S. Pinafore”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Oklahoma”, and “Oliver”.
Servias is an active performer and vocal coach, performing frequently in Corvallis and Portland, Oregon. Servias is an in-demand adjudicator throughout the state of Oregon, as well as a lecturer and interview guest for various organizations regarding pedagogy, musical theatre and opera history, and the art of collaborative piano. She makes her home in Corvallis with her husband and daughter.