ANDREW NORMAN is a composer of chamber and orchestral music. Born in the Midwest and raised in central California, Andrew spent seven years in Los Angeles where, among other activities, he watched Walt Disney Concert Hall take shape while ushering at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Yale, Norman counts among his teachers and mentors Martha Ashleigh, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, Stewart Gordon, Aaron Kernis, Ingram Marshall, and Martin Bresnick. In recent seasons Norman has been commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics, theGrand Rapids Symphony, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has been a fellow at the American Academies in Rome and Berlin, the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Copland House. Norman recently finished a two-year residency with Young Concert Artists in New York, and he was composer-in-residence for the city of Heidelberg this season, and he becomes composer-in-residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project this year. Norman is a committed educator who enjoys helping people of all ages explore and create music, and his works are published by Schott.
“A lifelong enthusiast for all things architectural, Andrew writes music that is often inspired by forms he encounters in the visual world,” according to the biography posted on his website. “His music draws on an eclectic mix of sounds and usually features some combination of bright colors, propulsive energy, a healthy dose of lyricism, and the fragmentation of musical ideas.”