Larry Zimmerman has led two diverse careers, one as a military officer/systems engineer, and the other as a composer, pianist and conductor. His first career was spent in the United States Navy as a flight officer onboard the E-2C Hawkeye, operating off various aircraft carriers. On one of his Navy tours, he directed the Naval Air Training Command Choir, performing extensively throughout the country. He currently is an employee of a small Defense Department consulting firm (Whitney Bradley and Brown) in Vienna, Virginia. Two of his major works include "Wind Songs," a song cycle dedicated to the young people of Terezin and his piece "I Thank Thee Lord." The latter piece utilizes the poetry of CDR Ralph Gaither an American prisoner of war held captive in North Vietnam for seven years which is scored for men's chorus and orchestra. His music is published by Transcontinental Music and some of his compositions were recorded while serving in the Navy. He has a Master of Arts degree from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies and is a recent graduate of George Mason University with a Master of Arts with an emphasis on composition.