Andrew List (Professor of Composition and Theory at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA) composes music in many different genres, including orchestral works, string quartet, vocal, choral music, opera, music for children, solo works, and a variety of chamber ensembles. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, with B.A. and M.A. degrees in music composition. He received his doctorate in music composition from Boston University, where he studied with Bernard Rands, Samuel Headrick, and Nicholas Maw After his studies at Boston University he studied privately with Richard Danielpour.
Mr. List has received numerous commissions and performances from professional music ensembles in the United States and Europe. A short list of these ensembles include The Nashville Symphony (a new work for cello and orchestra 2008), The Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, The Esterhazy Quartet, Interensemble (Padova Italy), North South Consonance, Winston Choi (pianist), D’Anna Fortunato (mezzo-soprano), Emmanuel Feldman (cellist).
Mr. List has been fortunate to enjoy a number of residencies at the MacDowell Colony, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Aspen Music Festival, and The Cité Internationale des Arts, in Paris. In 2000 he was awarded a distinguished artist-in-residence grant, sponsored by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and the city of Amsterdam. During his eight-month residency in Amsterdam he presented four concerts of his music and that of other American composers. He was also invited to present a concert at the American Embassy, in The Hague, and gave lectures and workshops at major music conservatories in the area. He is the first American and the first composer to be awarded this prestigious residency. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. List now resides in Boston, Massachusetts.