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. Laurello is an Artist Diploma candidate in Composition at the Yale School of Music, studying with Christopher Theofanidis and David Lang. He earned an M.A. in Composition from Tufts University, studying under John McDonald, and a B.Mus. in Music Synthesis (Electronic Production and Design) from Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz piano performance with Laszlo Gardony and Steve Hunt. He has been selected as a Finalist in the 2014 American Composers Forum National Composition Competition, and was recognized in 2012 with 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 recording and mixing engineer.