Larry Lipkis  


Please view information for upcoming concerts on the Baltimore Consort website:

Baltimore Consort


The premiere of my chamber opera


by the American Chamber Opera Company

Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in NYC

University Settlement House

University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002










ProfessorDr. Larry Lipkis is the Bertha Mae Starner ’27 and Jay F. Starner Professor of Music and Composer in Residence at Moravian College.  He directs the composition program at the college as well as the early music activities, which include the Collegium Musicum, a Renaissance music ensemble; the Monteverdi Ensemble, a madrigal ensemble; WIRE (Wierd Instrument Renaissance Ensemble--featuring krummhorns and gemshorns), and the Baroque ensemble, an instrumental group that specializes in music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He teaches courses in music theory, orchestration, form, and contemporary music, and gives private lessons and practicum courses in composition.

In May of 2017 and 2019, Dr. Lipkis taught a course entitled “Music of Spain,” which culminated in a ten-day trip to Cordoba, Seville, and Granada to explore firsthand the rich musical culture of the Andalusian region of Spain. He is planning a similar course for May of 2023 .

Dr. Lipkis is a member of the Board of Managers of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem (PA) and the creator and director of the Bach Chaconne Project ('15, '17, '22), a collaborative composition and performance workshop for talented middle school and high school students.  He has delivered presentations on the topic of “Bach and Rhetoric” and “Bach and Baroque Dance” at two NEH Summer Scholar Institutes in Germany (and a third one in the summer of 2017 in Bethlehem).  He is also a Music Director at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

He is also the Composition Competition Coordinator for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. He directed "The Enigma Variations" in 2017 and "Pictures at an Exhbiiton (2018) in 2018".