LaQuin Lay

Program Manager


LaQuin is a saxophonist, educator, and songwriter, from Houston TX. LaQuin is a graduate of the former High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX and holds a BA in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Boston. LaQuin started his musical journey after a football injury at the age 14, when he broke his collar bone, and his mom decided the sport was too dangerous for her only son to play.  Setting the stage for the saxophone becoming his new love and passion. He received his first private music lessons from the legendary Kashmere High School, Band Director Conrad Johnson, turning an injury into a lifelong grind and commitment. On this journey, LaQuin has made a commitment to empower youth through music, mentoring, and by sharing his life experiences as a young black male navigating through college to who he is today.  LaQuin has earned a reputation as a talented saxophonist, songwriter and educator to be on the lookout for.