About the Conductor

Lauren Bernofsky 

Hailed by Lukas Foss as “a master composer,” Lauren Bernofsky has written well 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." Also committed to creating quality art music for young musicians, she is known as both an educational composer as well as a composer of professional-level classical music.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in violin and composition from The Hartt School, a Master’s Degree in composition from the New England Conservatory, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from Boston University. She has taught at Boston University, The University of  Maryland Baltimore County, The Peabody Institute, and Interlochen Center for the Arts, and she offers clinics and guest conducts at schools, universities, and strings festivals nationwide.


Her music has been heard from Carnegie Hall to Grieg Hall (Bergen, Norway), as well as at major conferences including The Midwest Clinic, the International Trombone Association, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and the American String Teachers Association. She has over 60 works in print from Boosey & Hawkes, Alfred, FJH, Hal Leonard, Theodore Presser, Fatrock Ink, Balquhidder, and Grand Mesa. Her works have been recorded on the Polarfonia, Emeritus, Music to My Ears, Albany, Blue Griffin, Summit, and MSR Classics labels.