DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsFaculty


  • D.M.A., Composition, University of Southern California
  • M.M., Composition, Peabody Conservatory, John Hopkins University
  • B.A., Music Theory, George Washington University
  • Teaching credential received from Indiana University
  • Additional studies pursued at Indiana University and Catholic University of America


Lawrence Mumford has had music published by eight different companies. His music has been performed from New York to Los Angeles as well as in Europe by orchestras, chamber ensembles, bands, and choral groups. He has been a finalist or semifinalist 6 times for The American Prize in Composition, has composed for producers at 20th-21st Century Fox in Hollywood, and has presented music and papers at over a dozen national conferences. While serving as a church music director he placed a song on a Billboard #1 album, and then wrote and produced orchestral themes that played daily on radio in over 50 cities nationwide for 14 years. He has taught composition and theory lessons and classes at Biola since 2008.

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