Morten Lauridsen
Morten Lauridsen



Agnus Dei from Lux Aeterna (excerpt)
Composed by Morten Lauridsen
Performed by Polyphony & Britten Sinfonia
on Morten Lauriden: Lux Aeterna


Awards, Honorary Degrees, and Commissions

Recipient, National Medal of Arts from the President in a White House ceremony “for his composition of radiant choral works combining musical beauty, power, and spiritual depth that have thrilled audiences worldwide.” 2007

2006 Designated an “American Choral Master” by the National Endowment for the Arts

2008 Honorary Doctor of Music, King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

2010 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Oklahoma State University

2012 Honorary Doctor of Music, Westminster Choir College of Rider University

2013 Honorary Doctor of Music, Whitman College

Member, National Artistic Council of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame

Fellow and Artistic Advisor, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony

National Endowment for the Arts Meet the Composer Grant.

Los Angeles Master Chorale Commission
O Magnum Mysterium

Phi Kappa Phi Award for Creative Writing
Mid-Winter Songs

Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Music Center Commission
Lux Aeterna

Harvard University Glee Commission
Ave Dulcissima Maria

Composers of California Composition Prize
A Winter Come

Pasadena Chamber Orchestra Commission
Mid-Winter Songs (orchestral version)

USC Centennial Commission
Mid-Winter Songs (chorus/piano version)

Chorus America Grant
LA Master Chorale performance of Mid-Winter Songs

Piedmont Children’s Choir Commission
SA version of Dirait-on

Loyola/Marymount University Commission
Ubi Caritas et Amor

Yoav Chamber Ensemble Commissions
Cuatro Canciones and Be Still, My Soul

ACDA Raymond Brock Commission

Victoria Scholars Commission
O Magnum Mysterium, TTBB version

San Francisco Bay Brass Commission
O Magnum Mysterium for Brass Ensemble

Pacific Chorale Commission
Chanson Eloignee--Distant Song

Jimmy McHugh Composition Prize
For Symphony I

The Choral Project Commission
Sure on this Shining Night (orchestral version)

ASCAP Standard Award Each year for over 30 years

Thornton School of Music Dean’s Award For Professional Accomplishment, 2007/2010

Alpha Lambda Delta Citation For Teaching Excellence

USC Thornton School of Music Ramo Award For Outstanding Professor

USC Thornton School of Music Outstanding Alumnus Award

Alchin and Cole Porter/Samuel Stark Fellowships

Elected to Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi Lifetime Achievement Award 2008

Fellow, Los Angeles Institute for the Arts 2009-

Honorary Board Member
Los Angeles Master Chorale and New York City Master Chorale

Artistic Advisory Board member of Jacaranda, Angeles Chorale, Creative Kids Education Foundation, Volti, National Children's Chorus and I Cantori of New York

Recipient of over 400 commission requests