David Laganella (born 1974) is an American composer based in Philadelphia. Laganella studied Guitar and Jazz at Berklee School of Music then pursued music composition degrees from New York University and the University of Pennsylvania where he received his PhD in music composition at the age of 27.
His music has received awards from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The American Composers Orchestra, The Meet the Composer Fund and The American Composers Forum. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Music at Wesley College, Delaware.
David Laganella is the author of the book, The Composer's Guide to the Electric Guitar (Mel Bay) which is a guide for composers who want to use the instrument in their music.