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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:

Headlines March 13 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Inspired Collaboration: No Idea Festival 2014

The No Idea Festival started its second decade of improvisation with six shows over a four-day period in Austin and San Antonio. Founder Chris Cogburn assembled another amazing collection of...

Headlines February 25 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Keep Dallas Wired: The Dallas Opera Plugs Into Death and the Powers

While his background is as academically rigorous as it could possibly be, Tod Machover's compositional work, as well as his instrument and software design, leans in a direction that can...

Headlines February 3 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Aperio: Indie-A-Go-Go

Aperio curates concerts that one night might feature contemporary chamber music from the U.S. (like the one I attended last weekend) and focus on the music of Nicaragua the next....

Listen January 28 2014 | By Andrew Sigler
Sounds Heard: Duo Scordatura, The Act of Loving You, and Ritual

Three very different albums showed up on my desk recently, and the wildly varied music reminded me of what NewMusicBox is all about: exploding the idea that contemporary American music...

Headlines December 16 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
All Venues Great and Small

Kevin Puts’s new work, How Wild the Sea, premiered in Austin by the Miro String Quartet and the University of Texas Symphony Orchestra. And Los Angeles-based composers Sepand Shahab, Colin...

Headlines November 27 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Other Guitars

Put down that taco, Austinites! Whether it’s a delicate touch with nail and flesh or vicious pick scrapes run through seven stompboxes, there are whole worlds of great sounds being...

Headlines November 21 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
It Takes a Village: Daron Hagen’s A Woman in Morocco

No matter how you slice it, overseeing the development of an opera seems a lot like marshaling forces for the invasion of a small country. Hagen’s recently performed (a fully-staged,...

Headlines November 4 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
SoundSpace: Graphic Notation

What happens when musicians are asked to play from a page of notation that is not standard? How do they approach it? Curator Steve Parker’s latest installment in his SoundSpace...

Headlines October 24 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Double Trio: line upon line and Konk Pack

The irony of intimacy found in a giant old warehouse is not lost on me, but the cordoning off of spaces within these huge buildings makes for a very personal...