Leonard Lehrman

Leonard J. Lehrman is the most prolific composer living on Long Island today, with 196 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 Deern German Chorus in East Meadow, High Holidays Organist at Congregation Beth Mordecai in Perth Amboy NJ, and Interim Organist/Music Director at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Castleton, Staten Island.  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).