Ben Yarmolinsky lives and works in New York. He has composed five operas, the latest of which is a "docu-opera" based on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings. He has written musical theater works, orchestral music, chamber music, choral music, film scores and many songs. He is also a classical guitarist and conductor.
Before graduating from Harvard in 1977, Dr. Yarmolinsky had two years of study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. From 1978 through 1982, he lived in Morocco where he taught music at the American School of Tangier and was friendly with Paul Bowles. He has studied composition with David Del Tredici, Ned Rorem and others. He is a founding member of Friends and Enemies of New Music.