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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

Articles by Andrew Sigler:

Headlines April 11 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
CLOTS at the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin

Created by composer and percussionist Nick Hennies, electro-acoustic musician/visual artist Sean O’Neill, and designer/UT lecturer Clay Odom, CLOTS is performed in a museum-like environment in which the audience members can...

Headlines March 28 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin: New Concert Reboot

By acting as a clearing house for collaborative work and by moving concert music to different venues, Jacqueline Perrin's Classical Reinvention project is bringing music to a new audience.

Headlines March 6 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
No Idea Festival 2013: Improv Anywhere

Chris Cogburn recently curated the 10th annual No Idea Festival with six concerts in Austin and San Antonio. Hailed by the Paris Transatlantic as "one of the finest improvised festivals...

Headlines February 4 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
eighth blackbird: Shifted During Flight

“I didn’t expect it to be so charming…” I heard the above quote in the foyer during the intermission of the first of two concerts scheduled during their residency with...

Headlines January 10 2013 | By Andrew Sigler
New Music in New Places: After Hours Concerts in Austin

Nielsen and (most of) his Bel Cuore cohorts held court at the Austin Beerworks brewery, located in a warehouse in North Austin. The ticket price for the show covered admittance...

Headlines December 7 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
John Luther Adams and Glenn Kotche go on Spirit Journeys with Ilimaq

The hypnotic repetitiveness of the first movement, the introspective quality of the second, and the visceral, athletic elements of the third all begged to be let loose, to be performed...

Headlines November 28 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
String Quartet Smackdown! In Austin

Featuring sixteen quartet compositions chosen anonymously from among over 100 entries, the organizers of Golden Hornet Project’s “String Quartet Smackdown!” ran a recent concert like the last few rounds of...

Headlines November 5 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Blanton Soundspace: Space and Symmetry

This installment of the Soundspace series was arguably the most ambitious to date. The fact that it was the largest turn out yet is a testament to the quality of...

Headlines October 11 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Texas Performing Arts and Conspirare: New Season, New Commissions

Fall is always overflowing with great sounds, and this embarrassment of new music riches, coupled with a bit of mercifully cool weather, made for an exciting start to the season...