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Andrew Sigler


Knoxville , TN      

Andrew Sigler’s concert music has been performed by members of the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Winner of the 2014 Suzanne and Lee Ettelson award, he has twice been a prizewinner in The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers as well as a finalist for the American Prize and the Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. Sigler has been a composer fellow at the Wellesley Composers Conference and the Seasons Festival, and received commissions from both organizations. His music has been performed at the SCI National Festival, the NACUSA National Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and Fast>>Forward>>Austin, and his writing has been featured in Opera News and NewMusicBox where he was the Austin regional editor. His music is published by Editions Musica-Ferrum and he serves as a board member of the National Association of Composers, USA.

His commercial work includes composition and sound design for clients including Microsoft, Google, T-Mobile, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Broke Down Outside El Paso won the 2006 East West/Quantum Leap composition award for best use of their Colossus software. His string arrangements were featured in the award-winning Barbara Smith Conrad documentary When I Rise.

Andrew is Lecturer of Composition at the University of Tennessee where he teaches theory, composition and audio recording. For more information, please visit andrewsigler.com.


Articles by Andrew Sigler:

Listen July 1 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Sounds Heard: George Heathco and Misha Penton—Ravens and Radishes

The product of a collaboration between composer/guitarist George Heathco and soprano/lyricist Misha Penton, Ravens and Radishes is a song cycle for guitar, cello, and voice that takes inspiration from classic...

Listen June 17 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Sounds Heard: Akropolis Reed Quintet—Unraveled

Unraveled features works written for the group through their ongoing commissioning project. The album is filled from stem to stern with tight writing by young composers, and the spectacular playing...

Headlines June 4 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
San Antonio: SOLI chamber ensemble—20 years of new music

When Caroline Shaw is the senior composer on your program, you know you’re dealing with new music, so I was quite curious to see what SOLI had programmed for the...

Headlines May 23 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Houston: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Based in Houston and drawing on some of the finest players in town and from around the nation, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for their tenth season. Founder...

Headlines April 25 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin: Mozart Requiem–Undead

Mozart Requiem: Undead is the brainchild of Graham Reynolds, Peter Stopchinski, and Brent Baldwin. The trio commissioned Glenn Kotche, Caroline Shaw, DJ Spooky, Adrian Quesada, Kate Moore, Todd Reynolds, Petra...

Headlines April 18 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin: Fast Fo(u)rward

Fast Forward Austin is run by three Austin ex-pats who know what the town is all about and who keep that in mind when putting this annual circus together.

Headlines April 9 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin: Conspirare’s Moving Light

Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett have been honored as the Official Texas State Musician of the Year in the past, but last year’s honoree was Conspirare founder and artistic director...

Headlines April 2 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Brooklyn in Austin’s House

Providing great performances and cultural snapshots of Austin then and now, Copland and Mexico and Brooklyn Rider gave us an inside look into where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Headlines March 24 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
SXNY – The Big Apple heads to Austin

Two Big Apple bookends operating outside of the SXSW machine served to salvage an otherwise lost Spring Break. Jace Clayton was joined by narrator/singer Arooj Aftab and pianists David Friend...