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The American Chamber Ensemble performed works by LICA Composers at Hofstra University in the fall of 2016.
The American Chamber Ensemble performed works by LICA Composers at Hofstra University in the fall of 2016.

“The Long Island Composers Alliance is one of the oldest and most active composer collectives in the United States. Since 1972, it has been a respected and active force for enriching the creative landscape of Long Island.”

-Frances Richard, ASCAP

Welcome to The Long Island Composers Alliance, representing the community of composers of the Long Island area and presenting their work to a diverse audience.


In Memory of Herbert Deutsch

Herbert Deutsch

With deep sorrow, LICA announces the death of Herbert Deutsch. Herb and Marga Richter (d. 2020) were the founders of the Long Island Composers Alliance in 1972. As an educator, composer, performer and inductee to the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, Herb was a veritable music institution to Long Islanders. As LICA  President, Herb was vital to its continuity and expanded LICA’s outreach to professional performing artists and music organizations, locally, nationally and internationally. 

After many years’ battle with debilitating heart disease, Herb died on the evening of December 10th. We at LICA and the music community with whom he was so dedicated and celebrated will miss the talent, energy and enthusiasm that he brought to all his musical activities. 

You can read more about him at the links below:

Moog Modular Co-Inventor Herbert Deutsch Has Died At The Age Of 90 – Synthtopia

RIP Herbert A. Deutsch, Synthesizer pioneer and musician has passed away (synthanatomy.com)

The funeral will be: 

Friday Dec. 16, 2022
1:00 PM (doors open at 12:00PM)
Gutterman’s Jewish Funeral Home
8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797



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