VPS Board of Directors

The Vincent Persichetti Society Board of Directors (as of October 1, 2015)

Larry Thomas Bell, Vice President and Secretary

Composer/pianist Larry Thomas Bell studied with Vincent Persichetti from 1974-82 earning MM and DMA degrees from The Juilliard School. He has recorded Piano Miniatures, the piano works of Persichetti for Arabesque Recordings. For more information, visit www.larrybellmusic.com.

Daniel Dorff

Daniel Dorff is a composer and woodwind performer. He has run the editorial department at Theodore Presser Company since 1985, where he met weekly with Vincent Persichetti to discuss incoming submissions, and where he edited and proofread Persichetti’s later publications. www.danieldorff.com

Lauren Persichetti

Lauren Persichetti is the daughter of Vincent Persichetti and Dorothea Flanagan Persichetti. She danced with Meredith Monk, Elizabeth Keen, Phoebe Neville and Rudy Perez before finding a dance home with James Cunningham and the Acme Dance Company. As principal dancer and co-artistic director of the company, she co-choreographed a number of works, including her father’s Aesop’s Fables. After retiring from dance, she became a social worker and counselor at the Reece School, an elementary school for children with special needs. She is now the clinical coordinator at the Reece School, where she has worked for 25 years. She was recently awarded the first Reece School Knights Award of Excellence.

Larry Alan Smith, President and Treasurer

Composer, conductor, pianist, educator and arts executive Larry Alan Smith studied with Vincent Persichetti at The Juilliard School from 1976-81 while earning his BM, MM and DMA degrees. For more information, visit www.larryalansmith.com.


Rosanna Persichitti, ex officio – President, Associazione Musicale Vincent Persichetti in Italy

Caterina Serpilli, ex officio – Vice President, Associazione Musicale Vincent Persichetti in Italy

Roberta Serpilli, ex officio – Artistic Director, Associazione Musicale Vincent Persichetti in Italy

Andrew Mast, ex officio – Founder and Past President, The Vincent Persichetti Society in the USA