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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 May 22 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Perspective: Xenakis—48 Hours In a Surreal Soundscape

Curated by Matthew Teodori, the recent festival Perspective: Xenakis featured local, national, and international performers and scholars plying their wares around Austin.

Headlines May 7 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
The Kids Are Alright: The Texas Young Composers Concert

Videos preceded each piece on the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s second annual Texas Young Composers Concert program. They provided not only information about the background of the composer and the generation...

Headlines April 24 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Fast Forward Austin II: The Reckoning

Ian Dicke, Robert Honstein, and Steven Snowden upped the ante at this year’s Fast Forward Austin festival by tripling the call for scores winners, bringing in a headliner, and moving...

Headlines April 23 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin’s Conspirare Receives $1 Million Gift From the Kodosky Foundation

Austin choral ensemble Conspirare recently received a leadership gift of $1 million from the Kodosky Foundation towards their $2.2 million “A Legacy of Sound” major gifts campaign. This five-year fundraising...

Headlines April 11 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Austin New Music Coop Celebrates a Decade of New Music

Austin is still a relatively small city, but the ease with which one can find a last-minute replacement for that “contrabassoonist who also owns his own unicycle” part is impressive,...

Listen March 27 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Sounds Heard: Aeolus Quartet—Many-Sided Music

Before the Aeolus Quartet returned to the frozen Northeast, they entered the studios at UT Austin to record Many-Sided Music, an album of new works by American composers, its title...

Headlines March 23 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
SXSW 2012 Postmortem

What strikes me about my SXSW experiences in the twelve years I’ve been here (and what I typically hear from friends and acquaintances) is that some of the best parts...

Headlines February 10 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
Improvising Conversation: No Idea Festival

The No Idea Festival recently celebrated its ninth year with seven days of concerts in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. An international roster of artists participated in workshops and performances...

Headlines February 1 2012 | By Andrew Sigler
“Matrices and Entropy” from the Austin Museum of Digital Art

This past Saturday, the Austin Museum of Digital Art presented the most recent concert in their performance series focused on experimental music and digital performance art. Though AMODA has no...