• New cello sonata – 2015 premieres New cello sonata – 2015 premieres Music of resistance and survival – based on partisan, ghetto, and concentration camp songs
  • 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.
  • England Holocaust conference, 2014 England Holocaust conference, 2014 Performance of Fugitive Footsteps for baritone and mixed chorus, and paper on Nelly Sachs poetry in Sherr's Holocaust remembrance compositions
  • New Zealand engagements New Zealand engagements Auckland-lecture, Wellington-NZ School of Music residency, conference keynote and performance of 3 Sherr memorial compositions
  • 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.
  • 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, New Zealand, 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!.

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Music of Resistance and Survival Project
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Sherr compositions
2015 Atlanta Holocaust Remembrance concerts
"A Conversation with – Laurence Sherr" (TV program)
Music and Holocaust lectures

Dr. Laurence Sherr
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
MacDowell Colony residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2002. Photo by Joanna E. Morrissey.

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