When I comissioned the opera [Golondrina], I had no idea L. C. would write an opera that would hold its own next to Puccini and Verdi. I've produced it twice in the last three years!
I started playing piano and double bass at an early age, and I was writing large-scale pieces in high school. After graduating from the USC Thornton School of Music, I wrote for films and commercials while also writing concert music.
Deadlines, quality, and keeping on budget are always top priorities for every project.
I then wrote school performance music and instructional method books while working in music publishing for over 20 years. I've now returned to my roots of writing for film, commercials, concert music, and opera.
Whether a producer wants a certain style, or an artist needs a bold song cycle, I listen to their needs and create music in line with their vision.
L. C. Harnsbergeris an accomplished composer, author, and arranger. He received his B.M. in Music Composition from the University of Southern California where he studied with internationally respected composers and arrangers including Morton Lauridsen, Stephen Hartke, and William A. Schaefer.
Mr. Harnsberger has written and arranged for wind ensembles, orchestras, chamber ensembles, solo instrumentalists, and singers. His orchestral works have been performed across the United States, and his sacred choral composition "Roses and Tilma" premiered at an event commemorating the Virgin of Guadalupe, presided over by Archbishop Gomez.
His published works include best-selling music for band, full orchestra, solo piano, chorus, reference books, and method books. His Kid's Guitar Course is one of the most popular guitar methods available, and has been translated into multiple languages including German, and Korean. His most recent works include the song cycle "Four Seasons of Politics," and the "Instrumental Suite from the Opera 'Golondrina'" for full orchestra, both of which were premiered in 2017. He is currently working on a new opera to be performed by VTO in 2020.
Alan Medak, Director of the Vineyard Touring Opera Company
composer • orchestrator • author