Leonard J. Lehrman

Leonard J. Lehrman is the most prolific composer living on Long Island today, with 204 works in his catalog, including 10 operas, 6 musicals, and over 400 individual vocal pieces. The first person to hold the title of President of LICA (1991-98), he was LICA's first Archivist and at his retirement became Archivist Emeritus. The producer of 11 CDs, including the first 4 of LICA's on Capstone Records, he is the author of Marc Blitzstein: A Bio-Bibliography (Praeger, 2005) and co-author of Elie Siegmeister, American Composer: A Bio-Bibliography (Scarecrow, 2010), with a Foreword by Herbert A. Deutsch. With his wife Helene Williams, he co-founded the Elie Siegmeister Society and Court Street Music in Valley Stream. Formerly Assistant Chorus Master of the Metropolitan Opera and Chief Coach/Conductor at Theater des Westens in Berlin, he is also Founder/Director of the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, Reference Librarian at Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, Conductor of the Blaue Jungs/Hanseaten Deerns German Chorus in East Meadow, High Holidays Organist at Congregation Beth Mordecai in Perth Amboy NJ, and Organist at Community United Methodist Church in East Norwich, NY. Having studied with Nadia Boulanger on a Fulbright, he has degrees from Harvard (B.A. cum laude), Cornell (M.F.A., D.M.A.), and Long Island University (M.S.L.S.), plus equivalencies from Indiana University (B.M. Piano, M.M. Conducting).