Gabrielle Claus

41 Hershey Lane

Lancaster, PA, 17603


An energetic and creative jazz and classical pianist interested in conducting computational physics research and obtaining professional internship opportunities within aerospace engineering fields. Available for both solo and group musical engagements within a wide-ranging musical repertoire including jazz and improvisation, church choir and services and individual or group accompaniment.


  • Pius X Church job – choir accompanist (January 2017-present)
  • Accompanying Fellowship – at Lawrence (September 2017-present)
  • Magnolias of Lancaster – volunteer musician at retirement home (July 2016-present)
  • Music for All – concerts at warming shelters and Riverview Gardens (September 2016-present)
  • Subbing for church services – various churches in Appleton and in hometown
  • Minocqua Brewing Company – paid musician to play gigs and kitchen work (summer 2017)
  • Umbria Jazz Festival with Berklee – Berklee at Umbria jazz clinics summer program in Umbria, Italy (July 2018)
  • ACDA Conference – Invited to perform at conference with Lawrence women’s choir, Cantala (February 2018)
  • Chicago Cantala tour – Brief music performance tour in Chicago (March 2018)
  • Houston Jazz Ensemble tour – music performance and outreach (March 2019)
  • SPS Women in Physics Conference – Attended (January 2017)
  • Groups/music ensembles at Lawrence – Have been involved with Lawrence Christian Fellowship, Society of Physics Students (SPS), jazz combos, improvisation group, jazz band, Cantala, various chamber groups, accompanying other musicians


  • Building a Microscope – For a professor’s lab and helped upgrade equipment (Fall 2016)
  • Clashing the Harmonies: Discovering the Electromagnetic and Harmonic Influence in a vibrating system to Discover Interaction Between Pitches in Music (2015)                                                                                                                          research area: physics, acoustics                                                                                               view abstract here
  • Code Optimization and Gradient Descent Algorithms (winter 2019) – optimizing code for a quantum wave function to study laser beams at atoms.



Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Minor in Mathematics

Graduation date: June 2021

Additional Skills


  • Visual Basic
  • Mathematica
  • Excel
  • IDL
  • Music arranging, music theory, collaborative piano, chamber music
  • Python 3.0


  • MTNA Competition and Schubert Club Competition finalists (2016-2017)
  • University of Rochester Bosch and Lomb Science Award (2015)
  • Margaret Daniels Keyboard Performance Award (2018)
  • Dean’s List (2017)