Michael Laurello is an American composer and pianist. He has written for ensembles and soloists such as Sō Percussion (Brooklyn, NY), the Yale Philharmonia, Sandbox Percussion (Brooklyn, NY), the Yale Percussion Group, Sound Icon (Boston, MA), the 15.19ensemble (Pavia, Italy), NotaRiotous/The Boston Microtonal Society, guitarist Flavio Virzý, soprano Sarah Pelletier, pianist/composer John McDonald, and clarinetist and linguist/music theorist Ray Jackendoff. Upcoming collaborations include a multi-movement piece for the Triplepoint Trio (Brooklyn/New Haven), and a work for chorus and chamber ensemble for the Norfolk Chamber Choir and Choral Conducting Workshop. Laurello is an Artist Diploma candidate in composition at the Yale School of Music, where he received the Jacob Druckman Scholarship and the Rena Greenwald Memorial Scholarship for 2014-15. His primary composition teachers at Yale are Martin Bresnick, David Lang and Christopher Theofanidis. He holds an M.A. in composition from Tufts University, where he studied under John McDonald, and a B.Mus. in music synthesis (electronic production and design) from the Berklee College of Music. Recent honors include a Baumgardner Fellowship from the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, a commission from the American Composers Forum (ACF), and an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation (Boston, MA). He has attended composition festivals at highSCORE (Pavia, Italy) and Etchings (Auvillar, France), and will be a composition fellow at the 2015 Bang on a Can Summer Festival. In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Laurello is a recording engineer and a teaching fellow at Yale University.


Promises, for orchestra

Tell hope everything you hear

Dear Master / I am ill