• Top scholarship award Top scholarship award Sherr won the 2012 KSU Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award for his compositional work and Holocaust music research. Pictured receiving the award from KSU President Dan Papp.
  • Guest artists from the Czech Republic Guest artists from the Czech Republic Music suppressed by the Nazis
  • Illuminations for orchestra Illuminations for orchestra Sherr's tone poem performed at KSU 50th anniversary gala concert
  • Turkey residency Turkey residency Kocaeli University faculty will perform Sherr's compositions as part of his March guest artist/teaching residency.
  • EIMI Premiere EIMI Premiere Video of the 2012 Terminus Ensemble North American premiere of the surround sound work Sherr created for the KOFOMI Festival in Austria.
  • Museum Video Museum Video Sherr's piano Nocturne is heard in a new video by the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education.
  • Flame Language in Prague Flame Language in Prague Complete video of Sherr's Holocaust Memorial work, based on poetry by Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Nelly Sachs, from a 2011 Holocaust Remembrance Concert.
     

The works of composer Laurence Sherr have received performances in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and the Caribbean, including in 30 states across the U.S. An array of awards recognize his compositions.

The creation of Holocaust-memorial compositions and Holocaust remembrance events, along with international lecturing, research, and teaching, are activities related to his interest in music and the Holocaust. Other areas of creative work include pieces for solo performers and music inspired by nature. His music for flute and percussion is covered in the Florida State University doctoral treatise “Laurence Sherr: Chamber Music for Flute”.

Sherr is the founder and clarinetist of the Atlanta band Oy Klezmer!.

Quick links
YouTube videos-Sherr compositions
Upcoming events
Newsletter (2012–2013)

Resources: Music and the Holocaust
Music and Holocaust lectures

Contact
Dr. Laurence Sherr
Composer-in-Residence
Professor of Music

Kennesaw State University
School of Music
1000 Chastain Road, #3201
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Phone: 770-499-3406
Fax: 770-423-6368
E-mail:
Lsherr[at]kennesaw.edu
MacDowell
MacDowell Colony residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2002. Photo by Joanna E. Morrissey.
 

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