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Lauren Bernofsky

Lauren Bernofsky

Hailed by Lukas Foss as “a master composer,” Lauren Bernofsky has written over a hundred works, including solo, chamber, and choral music, as well as larger-scale works for orchestra, film, musical, opera, and ballet. With performances spanning the world, her music has been described as "a fantastic balance between the emotional and intellectual; technical and lyrical side of 21st Century composition."

She holds a master's degree in composition from the New England Conservatory and a doctorate in composition from Boston University. She has taught as a professor at the Peabody Institute.

Bernofsky has received numerous grants from institutions including The National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, The American Music Center, and The American Composers Forum. She has been honored with a Longfellow Chorus Award of Distinction and an Excellence in Composition Award from the Brass Chamber Music Forum. Her compositions have been commissioned by The Del Mar Trio, The Holyoke Civic Symphony, The Litchfield County Children's Choir, The South Shore Conservatory, Sinfonia Calcania of Boston, The Harford Ballet, and Roundabout Opera for Kids.

Her music has been performed across the United States as well as in England, Wales, Canada, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Spain, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, and The Netherlands.

Lauren Bernofsky's music can be heard on the Polarfonia, Emeritus, Music to My Ears, and Albany labels.

Explore Publications by Lauren Bernofsky

Cloud Nine Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1148 
We Wish You A Klezmer Christmas Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1761 
Suite for Brass Quintet Brass QuintetFJH Solo and Ensemble5BR2006 
Fanfare Brass QuintetFJH Solo and Ensemble2BR2008 
Musica Solaris Brass QuintetFJH Solo and Ensemble3BR2009 
Medieval Scenes String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6025 
Regal Procession String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6029 
Cuckoo Clock, The String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6052 
House of Untold Horrors (for Narration and String Orchestra)String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6192 
Red Iguana Rhumba, The String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6217 
Double Trouble String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6218 
Fantasy on "Oh Chanukah" String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2ST6238 
Minor Case of the Birthday Blues, A String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3.5ST6251 
Heart of Fire String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6273 
Twilight Reverie String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1.5ST6279 
We Wish You a Klezmer Christmas String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6286 
Wired String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6302 
Rubber Chicken Soup String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6320 
Postcard from Mars String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6329 
Thing Under The Bed, The String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3.5 - 4ST6350 
Millipede Madness String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6351 
Electric Sinfonia String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings2.5ST6362 
Raindrop Serenade String OrchestraFJH Beginning Strings1ST6380 
Apple Seed in My Banana String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6408 
Electric Sinfonia String OrchestraFJH Developing Strings0.5 - 2.5ST6454
Australia Suite PianoComposers In FocusLate Int.FJH1218