Michael Laurello is an American composer of contemporary classical music. He has written for groups and soloists such as Sound Icon, the 15.19 Ensemble, the Boston Microtonal Society’s NotaRiotous Ensemble, 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 David Lang. He earned an M.A. in composition from Tufts University under John McDonald, and a B.M. in music synthesis from the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz piano performance with Laszlo Gardony and Steve Hunt. He has attended composition festivals at Etchings and highSCORE, and was recently recognized with an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation. In addition to his work as a composer, Laurello is a jazz pianist, guitarist, and recording/mixing engineer.