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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 September 26 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin Soundwaves: A Challenge Like Nothing Else

When considering new directions in music education, examining how students are taught is important, but so to is developing ways to reach students who otherwise might not have the opportunity...

Headlines September 12 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
The Travis Weller Instrumentarium

Born and raised in Austin, Travis Weller came up playing violin and listening to all sorts of music, eventually gravitating to sounds and instruments that were well outside the norm....

Headlines August 26 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center

The conference is among the old guard of summer composer institutes and will celebrate its 70th anniversary next summer. Headed by Mario Davidovsky for nearly 40 years, the primary goal...

Headlines July 25 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin Chamber Music Center Summer Festival: Victoire and Pride

Austin Chamber Music Center has been around for decades—long enough to have existed when the governor was a Democrat, SXSW was a baby, and Austin was just a gleam in...

Headlines July 3 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin Summer Festivals: Business as Unusual

The allure of Austin (like many places I suppose) is partly genuine and partly manufactured. Spending a few days at the New Media Art and Sound Summit and the REVEL...

Headlines June 20 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Sticks and Strings: Houston’s Liminal Space

A few months after seeing the potential of the guitar/percussion duo during the Living Earth Show this past spring, I stopped in to hear Houston’s Liminal Space present a concert...

Headlines May 31 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Composing in the Wilderness

Taking a page from the “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” book, Stephen Lias has figured out a way to combine his love...

Headlines May 16 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Different Spaces: Erewhon and Fusion

Aside from the spectacular content, these shows illustrated (to me at least) the impact of the venue and how spaces shape the experience and help guide the audience.

Headlines April 22 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Fast Forward Austin 2013

The goals of Fast Forward Austin are to provide a forum for local and national performers of new music, to explore new performance spaces, and to enhance educational opportunities for...