Andrew Sigler’s concert music includes works for chamber ensembles, orchestra, dance, theater, and film and has been performed by members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. Sigler has been a composer fellow at the Wellesley Composers Conference and the Seasons Festival, and has received commissions from both organizations. His music has also been featured at the NACUSA National Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival and has been performed by groups such as Fireworks Ensemble, Simple Measures, and Convergence Vocal Ensemble. He has been a finalist for the American Prize, and a prizewinner in The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, and the Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition. Andrew is a regional editor for NewMusicBox, the online presence for New Music USA where he writes about new music. His music is published by Editions Musica-Ferrum and he is a board member of the National Association of Composers, USA.
His work in the commercial field includes studio work as a guitarist and vocalist as well as composition and sound design for video games, advertising, and animation for a number of 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 holds degrees in Theory/Composition and Classical Guitar Performance and has studied with or participated in master classes with composers Russell Pinkston, Donald Grantham, James Guthrie, Mario Davidovsky, Robert Beaser, Michael Torke, Stephen Hartke and Daron Hagen, as well as guitarists Manuel Barrueco, Eliot Fisk, Tom Wolfe, and Adam Holzman. He is completing his doctorate in composition at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in theory and ear training. He also serves UT as the Graduate Fellow for Texas Performing Arts, a position made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
email: andrew_s at classicalmatters.com