Laurence Sherr

Summer 2017 highlights
Forfest Festival, Kromeriz, Czech Republic:
June 18: pianist Luke Raffanti gives European premiere of Sherr's Nocturne for piano
June 19: Edelmann-Rust Duo premieres 2 new works by Sherr
June 20: Sherr lecture: "International Engagement Through Holocaust Remembrance Events"
late June-July: onsite Auschwitz music research, cultural events in Cracow and Vienna

Spring 2017 highlights

March 23
Songs Not Silenced: Music Forbidden in the Holocaust, concert with commentary by Sherr
WABE-FM radio interview
Atlanta Journal-Constitution article
Video: concert opening and Waghalter songs


Laurence Sherr's compositions have been performed in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean, including in 30 states across the U.S. An array of awards recognize his work.

His expertise in music and the Holocaust is manifest through the creation of Holocaust remembrance compositions, the production of Holocaust remembrance events, and through international lecturing, research, and teaching. These activities are synthsized in his recent Music of Resistance and Survival Project. Other areas of creative work include pieces for solo performers and music inspired by nature. His music for flute and percussion is the subject of 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
Upcoming events
Music of Resistance and Survival Project

Music and Holocaust lectures
YouTube videos
Sherr compositions
2015 Atlanta Holocaust Remembrance concerts
"A Conversation with – Laurence Sherr" (TV program)
Dr. Laurence Sherr
Composer-in-Residence, Professor of Music

Kennesaw State University
School of Music
491 Bartow Ave., #3201
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

Phone: 470-578-3406
Fax: 470-578-9124
E-mail: Lsherr[at]
MacDowell Colony residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2002. Photo by Joanna E. Morrissey.