Lawrence Mumford’s music, published by eight different companies, has premiered in cities across the United States. Two movements from his Symphony No. 4 (Of Times and Seasons and Hope and a Future), recorded by the Czech Republic’s Janacek Philharmonic, have recently become a part of the broadcast libraries of the largest classical radio stations in Boston, Cleveland, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities, and have been played repeatedly. This music is also available on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and other streaming services.
The University of California at Irvine Symphony chose his Symphony No. 3 for a world premiere, and he has been in the winner’s circle, a finalist, or a semifinalist for The American Prize 11 times. Other symphonic works have been performed and recorded by various organizations, and he has also composed for choral groups, chamber ensembles, and for producers at 20th-21st Century Fox in Hollywood. Several of his original orchestral themes played daily on radio in over 50 cities nationwide for 14 years. Earlier in his career he placed a popular song on a Billboard #1 Album and Record of the Year.
He earned a doctorate in music composition at the University of Southern California and has served as a university music professor in greater Los Angeles for many years.