Lauren Meccia


Bachelor of Music - Music Education, University of South Carolina

Performance Certificate - Saxophone, University of South Carolina

Master of Music - Performance, University of South Carolina

Courses Taught

  • Jazz Band
  • Applied Saxophone and Clarinet
  • Class Woodwind Instruction and Methods


Lauren Meccia is director of jazz ensembles and instructor of saxophone at USC Aiken. She is the founder and director of the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) New Horizons Band in Aiken, SC and co-director of the Congaree New Horizons Band in Columbia, SC.

Lauren earned a Bachelor of Music in Education with a Certificate in Saxophone Performance and a Master of Music in saxophone performance from the University of South Carolina. She has performed several jazz and music festivals in the Southeast and across the United States. She is the founder and director of the USC Aiken Summer Jazz Camp. 

Lauren has been featured with several symphony orchestras and concert bands throughout the US and has appeared in concert with the Temptations, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Jesse Colin Young, and Wycliffe Gordon.

Lauren’s debut CD, Inside Your Eyes, was released in 2015 and has received positive reviews in jazz publications throughout the world.