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Michael Laurello is an American composer and pianist. He has written for ensembles and soloists such as Sō Percussion, Sound Icon, the 15.19 Ensemble, NotaRiotous/The Boston Microtonal Society, guitarist Flavio Virzì, soprano Sarah Pelletier, pianist/composer John McDonald, and clarinetist and linguist/music theorist Ray Jackendoff. Upcoming collaborations include a new orchestral work for the Yale Philharmonia (December 2014) and a new percussion quartet for Sandbox Percussion (March 2015).

Laurello is an Artist Diploma candidate in Composition at Yale School of Music, where he received the Jacob Druckman Scholarship and the Rena Greenwald Memorial Scholarship for 2014-15. His primary composition teachers at Yale are David Lang and Christopher Theofanidis. He holds an M.A. in Composition from Tufts University, where he studied under John McDonald, and a B.Mus. in Music Synthesis (Electronic Production and Design) from Berklee College of Music. Recent honors include a commission from the American Composers Forum (ACF) to write a new work for Sō Percussion, and an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation (Boston, MA). He has attended composition festivals at highSCORE (Pavia, Italy) and Etchings (Auvillar, France).

In addition to his work as a composer and performer, Laurello is a Teaching Fellow at Yale University.