Logan Larson (b.1994) is an award winning classical music composer originally from Waukee, Iowa. He received his B.A. in Music at Luther College (’16), his M.M. in Composition at the University of Kansas (’18), and is currently pursuing his D.M.A. in Composition at the University of Miami. He has primarily studied composition with Brooke Joyce, Forrest Pierce, and Dorothy Hindman, but has also studied with Melinda Wagner and Christopher Theofanidis during their Distinguished Composer in Residencies at the University of Miami. His compositions have premiered on three continents including North America, Europe, and Australia. His music has been performed widely across the Midwestern United States, as well as in cities such as Toronto, Canada;Trieste, Italy; and Queensland, Australia.
The build and release of tension is a primary source of inspiration behind the creation of Larson’s playful melodies and hypnotic rhythms. His instrumental works are known for the incorporation of classical music elements with more contemporary music techniques found ingenres such as Electronic Dance Music, Hip-Hop, and Rap. He has been fortunate enough to work with fantastic musicians from around the globe and has been commissioned to write works for groups such as the GRAMMY-nominated string quintet, Sybarite5.