American composer (b. 1944, Broken Bow, Nebraska). Larry Nelson was Director of the Michigan State Electronic Music Studio, and organized and directed the MSU New Musical Art Ensemble. In 1971 Nelson joined the faculty at West Chester State College School of Music where he also became Director of the Studio for Experimental Music and organized the WCSC New Music Ensemble and the Evenings of New Music concert series. From 1978 to 1981 he was also Director of the Presser Electronic Music Studio at the University of Pennsylvania.