Andrew Boss

Composer Info

Andrew Boss

Recipient of the 2013 Otto Ortmann composition award, composer Andrew Boss continues to be recognized in expressing his creative voice. His works have been well-received throughout the country, offering captivated listeners “something that has never been heard before.” (FMTA) Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Mr. Boss is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a Recruitment Fellow thus far under the tutelage of Dan Welcher and Donald Grantham. He was the program director of the New Music Conflagration (NMC) for their first concert series in 2013-14.

Mr. Boss has been the recipient of many awards in his academic career as a composer, including the Virginia Carty Delillo Composition Award for the finale movement of his Symphony for Quintet, the Florida Young Artist Award from the Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA), and The Johns Hopkins career development grant. He was a national finalist of the Young Artist competition southern division for the Music Teachers National Association.

Mr. Boss received his Master of Music in Composition in 2013 under the tutelage of Dr. Kevin Puts at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. He has been a part of several notable festivals, including the 2013 Norfolk and Bowdoin Music Festivals. He has worked with many musicians and composers such as Martin Bresnick, Derek Bermel, Joseph Kreines, Daniel Crozier, Dmitry Volkov, Jordan Smith, Yury Shadrin, and Tian Lu, among others. He recently collaborated with Jerry Junkin and the UT Wind Ensemble for the world premiere his symphony, Tetelestai, performed on November 23, 2014.

In addition to composing, Mr. Boss is active as a pianist, conductor, chorus singer, and pedagogue. He is currently spending much of his time teaching undergraduate music theory and performing new works by young composers, including participating as the pianist in UT's New Music Ensemble.

Bartok, Stravinsky, Brahms, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams, Kevin Puts
Genres of Interest
Chamber music, solo piano, wind ensemble, orchestral music
My Style
Aesthetic creativity precedes intellectual devices

Student Information

Degree Pursuing
DMA, Composition
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Other Degrees
MM Composition, Peabody Conservatory 2013; BM Piano Performance, Florida Southern College 2011


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