The Conference of the Birds and Sophia’s Forest featured on best of 2017 lists in the Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer.


Sophia’s Forest, “a refugee opera where the trees are wired,” previewed by David Patrick Stearns in the Philadelphia Inquirer


The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra will feature The Conference of the Birds  and several of Lembit’s chamber works on their 2017-18 season.


Lembit named composer-in-residence of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, joining a cohort of five composer and orchestra pairs receiving three-year Music Alive residency grants from New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras.


Lembit selected as a member of the American Composers Forum delegation to the Havana Contemporary Music Festival, joining the ensemble Third Sound and three other composers in Cuba in November.


A Far Cry’s 10th Anniversary Season announced, featuring the premiere of Lembit’s The Conference of the Birds. Full preview in the Boston Globe.


Lembit chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the S&R Foundation Washington Award.


Lembit will be in residence at the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology this spring, writing a piece for solo cello and percussion quartet inspired by the museum’s collection and beautiful interior spaces. The residency is a collaboration between the museum and the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum.


Opera Philadelphia announces its O17 Festival, featuring Lembit’s I Have No Stories To Tell You, coming to the Great Stair Hall of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in September 2017.


Lembit receives a project grant from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage to develop and produce “To Hide in a Tree of Sound,” a chamber opera featuring a large, modular, music generating sculpture.


Lembit is the winner of the Col Legno Duo Composition Competition and will write a new bassoon and marimba work for the Col Legno Duo.


Lembit is awarded a Macdowell Colony Fellowship for a residency during the summer of 2015.


Gregory Isaacs calls Three Immigrant Songs  “marvelous” in a Theater Jones review of Laura-Mercado Wright’s  Voces Intimae recital.


Small Suite recorded by Con Vivo Music on their new CD, “Modern Dances.”


Lembit is chosen to participate in the New Jersey Symphony’s inaugural Edward T. Cone Composition Institute on July 15 – 19.


I Have No Stories To Tell You receives many rave reviews, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Opera News, Superconductor, and Prufrock’s Dilemma.


Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 2013-2014 season including the world premiere of Lembit’s I Have No Stories to Tell You.


Lembit appointed Scrag Mountain Music’s Composer-In-Residence for the 2013-2014 season.


Joshua Kosman calls Lembit’s new string quartet These Memories May Be True winsome, imaginative, evocative, hauntingly lovely, and deeply personal in the San Francisco Chronicle.