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My Concerto for Trumpet is required repertoire for the Ryan Anthony Memorial Competition of the International Trumpet Guild, as well as optinional repertoire for the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition of the International Women's Brass Conference.

Lauren Bernofsky Bernofsky Trumpet Concerto, I. Allegro


My Concerto for Trumpet is published by Theodore Presser, and I am currently in conversation with the publisher about bringing out a digital version.


The sort of thing composers only dream about: a full concert of our works, in Vienna! The dream came true in June -- I'd been contacted by the concert venue Alte Schmiede about doing a concert of my works, asking my permission. Permission? You bet! I was allowed to choose three instruments and suggest a recital program. The resulting concert was absolutely incredible, and I am happy (and grateful) to say that I got to witness it in-person.



I was recentl interviewed for a podcast by Diversify the Stand. I talk about what I see as a problem with new music in academe, how I got into composing, and my current composition project.



Just out from Carl Fischer is my latest piece for string orchestra, ON A SWING. It was just awarded Editors' Choice at J.W.Pepper.

As crazy a time as this has been, I am lucky enough to be able to continue doing what I do as a composer. And now that performing ensembles are figuring out safe ways to perform, I'm happy to report that my concert calendar is starting to fill up again. On December 10, the Atlanta Symphony will perform my Passacaglia (brass ensemble version) on a virtual concert. And I'm looking forward to a concert of my works at the Alte Schmiede in Vienna, Austria, this summer (I hope to be able to travel there for it, but of course that remains to be seen). Another performance I look forward to is the premiere of my solo sonata by violinist Megan Healy on May 9, live-streamed from the PianoForte Studios in Chicago. She will then perform the sonata with dancers of the Life/Art Dance Ensemble on May 15th and 16th in Northglenn, CO, and then in Elgin, IL, on May 23.

The big project I'm planning, which couldn't be more impractical during this time (but I'm going to do it anyway!) is an opera. A few years back I discovered the story of Anton Schmid, an Austrian drafted into working for the Wehrmacht during World War II, who conducted undercover operations to save hundreds of Jews of the Vilna ghetto in what was then Poland. I find his story, and the times and setting, fascinating, and I believe it is a story needs to be told. I have my concept, plenty of original sources for research, experience writing opera and connections to that world, and the rest of the story ... has yet to unfold.