Laurie Akers is a soprano, multi-instrumentalist, cantorial soloist and composer. Laurie serves as the cantorial soloist at Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Laurie’s music is regularly featured in Jewish programs throughout the country. Her songs can be found in numerous publications including the Shabbat Anthology IX, Chazak V’Ematz, and
Nigun Anthology Volume III. Laurie has been commissioned to compose music for some of the most prestigious congregations in the country, and she is consistently called upon to serve as a musical guest artist in congregations nationwide.
Laurie proudly serves as the host of the Jewish Rock Radio Live Across America: Chicago Sings series. She graduated from the acclaimed University of Michigan School of Music and is currently pursuing cantorial certification through the Cantors Assembly. Laurie’s recently debuted album, The Key of We, can be found on iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby.