L. C. Harnsberger is an accomplished composer, author, and arranger.
He received his bachelor of music in music composition from the University of Southern California, where he studied with internationally respected composers and arrangers including Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Hartke, and William A. Schaefer.
Mr. Harnsberger has written and arranged for wind ensembles, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and 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 José H. Gomez.
His published works for Alfred Music include best-selling music for band, full orchestra, solo piano, and choral accompaniments, as well as reference books and methods. His Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is one of the most popular guitar methods available and has been translated into numerous languages, including German and Korean. Harnsberger's most recent work is the opera Olvera Street, which premiered in Los Angeles on November 7, 2015.