Lawrence Moss

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Lawrence Kenneth Moss (b. Los Angeles, California, November 18, 1927) is an American composer of contemporary classical music.

He holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, and a Ph. D. in music composition from the University of Southern California, where his instructors included Leon Kirchner and Ingolf Dahl.

He has taught at Mills College, Yale University (1960-1968), and the University of Maryland, College Park (since 1969). His notable students include Jeffrey Mumford, Greg Steinke, Frances White, Cheryl Seltzer, Anthony Villa, Liviu Marinescu, and Susan Cohn Lackman.

He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships (1959 and 1968), a Fulbright Scholarship, and four grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Moss has composed operatic, instrumental, and electronic music. His music is published by Theodore Presser, Association for the Promotion of New Music (A.P.N.M.), McGinnis & Marx, Alfred Publishing Co., Roncorp Inc., Northeastern Music Programs, and Seesaw Music Corp.

His music has been recorded on the CRI, Desto, Opus One, Albany, Capstone, Orion, EMF, Spectrum, Advance, and AmCam labels.

He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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