Multi-instrumental singer-songwriter and impact entrepreneur.
Lauren Turk's debut song and music video "Love Left Over" premiered on The FADER with an appearance from Amandla Stenberg. Lauren is known for her one-woman shows, live looping beats, piano, violin and her voice, as well as her "Stories to Songs" concerts, where she transforms audience stories into songs live, an original concept that earned her a first spot on Airbnb's "Concerts" platform. She performs around the world for conferences and festivals such as TEDx, Hatch, C2, VidCon, La Calaca, and composes for film (Bright, Netflix / Will Smith, Mexico Pelagico, Netflix).
Lauren's goal is to use her music and mind to positively impact people and systems, to create a world where all people can live free in harmony with each other and earth ecosystems.
Since 2013, Lauren has used her voice and music to advocate women's rights with NOMORE.org and One Billion Rising, including a rally performance at City Hall alongside Jane Fonda, Marianne Williamson & Mayor Eric Garcetti.
In 2016, Lauren brought Solange, Glass Animals, Kelsey Lu, Gogol Bordello, DRAM & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to the stage as Talent Director & Live Host of GOODFest, a music festival presented by Google, to raise money for 350.org, Donors Choose, The Southern Poverty Law Center, & the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
In 2015, Lauren worked on the United Nations “Earth to Paris” Climate Agreement campaign and helped facilitate a session in the UN Women’s Summit in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.
To advocate for children and arts education, Lauren co-founded Play with Music, a program bringing 1-1 mentorship & collaboration to at-risk youth from members of M83, AWOL Nation, Edward Sharpe, writers for Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and more.
Lauren is a first generation college graduate. She has a masters in Political Science (Sciences-Po Paris, UIUC) and bachelors degrees in Business, Communications and French (UIUC). She periodically guest teaches at the Art Center College of Design and mentors the USC School of Social Work PhD program. Her articles are published in Forbes, Fast Company, and GOOD and she has given two TEDx talks. She is bilingual in French and English and also sings in Spanish.