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Composer in Residence at The Hartt School of Music 

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be Composer in Residence at the Hartt School of Music at The University of Hartford in January-February 2019. In addition to giving a master class and a talk about my compositional process, I will also coach students on my music. On January 31 and February 1 - 3, 2019, The Hartt Opera Theatre will premiere the orchestral abridged version of The Three Feathers, my fairy-tale opera with librettist Dana Gioia.


I Never Saw Another Butterfly — important update!

After years of legal wrangling, I am happy to announce that I have regained my copyright for all versions of I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

A new edition will be released shortly. PDFs will go on sale on my site and hard copies will remain available through Glendower Jones at


Any questions with regards to performance or recordings should be directed to me.



The Earth and I — with The Washington Master Chorale, 10.28.18 at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC

Five years ago, The Washington Master Chorale commissioned and premiered my Emily Dickinson choral song cycle, The Earth and I.  The recording was released shortly after on the Albany label.

This October 28, 2018, the Chorale will again present the cycle, along with works by contemporary American composers Effinger, Finney, Chaman, Lauridsen and Mechem, and the classical Spanish composers Casals, De Falla, Granados and Morera.

I will be speaking at the pre-concert lecture along with other composers. For more information, please click here


The Music of Lori Laitman — Recital 10.10.18 at PianoCraft in Gaithersburg, MD

At 7:30 pm on October 10, 2018 at PianoCraft in Gaithersburg, MD (211 Perry Parkway), I will be giving a recital of my music with soprano Maureen McKay, saxophonist Gary Louie and pianist Kirsten Taylor. The concert is a benefit to support researh for Juvenile Diabetes Type 1.

Selections include my two song cycles for voice and saxophone: I Never Saw Another Butterfly, based on poems by children who were imprisoned at the Terezin Concentration Camp and Living in the Body, settings of Minnesota's current Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen. 

Gary and Kirsten will perform two works for saxophone and piano: Lullaby and Journey and Maureen and I will present my Margaret Atwood cycle, Orange Afternoon Lover, as well as the world premiere of my William Butler Yeats setting, When You Are Old. 

For more information, please click here


Upcoming performance of "The Earth and I"

I am delighted that The Washington Master Chorale, with artistic director Thomas Colohan, will be performing my Dickinson choral cycle "The Earth And I" again on October 28th, 2018. The works was commissioned for the Chorale by Dr. Adelaide Whitaker. Tickets and information are available here
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