Andrew List Bio

Andrew List
11 Asticou Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
(617) 524-3101

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Teaching Experience

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Fellowships & Residencies
Additional Professional Experience


Professor of Composition (1996 - present)
Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Private Instruction (1985 – present)
Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching Fellow (1986 – 1990)
School for the Arts, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching Fellow (1981 – 1984)
New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts


Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Composition, 1990
Principal teachers: Bernard Rands, Nicolas Maw, Samuel Headrick

Conservatory of Music (Boston, Massachusetts)
Master of Music in Composition, 1984
Bachelor of Music in Composition, 1981
Principal teacher: William Thomas McKinley

Professional Study with Composers
Richard Danielpour, Mario Davidovsky, Jacob Druckman


"On the Wing" A Song Cycle in Celebration of Birds:
commissioned by The Audubon Society (2012)

“From The Temple of Dendera: Twelve Etudes Inspired by The Egyptian Zodiac”
for pianist George Lopez (2011)

"Songs of Love and Remembrance”
(soprano, harp, piano) commissioned by Mr. Peter Morris, co-founder (with John Andrew Frey) of the Washington Institute for Creative Activity, and premiered at The New Gallery Boston  (2010)

“Earth Song for Cello and Orchestra”
commission and recording Boston Classical Orchestra (2009)

“Noa-Noa, A Gauguin Tableau”
commission and recording on MSR Classics by Montage Music Society (2008)

“Ballet score”
commission for Rebecca Rice Dance NYC (2007)

“Quartetto Alto-Basso,”
concert by Sta-Mane Clarinet Quartet Venice It. (2007)

“Blast”(orchestral work)
commissioned by The Civic Symphony of Boston (2006)

“Millennial Interlude for 14 Instruments,”
performed by North South Consonance (2006)

“Violin Concerto,”
recorded by Prague Radio Symphony, with Eva Szekely, violin solo, and released on Albany Records (2005).

“String Quartet No.4,”
commissioned and performed by The Da Vinci String Quartet (2005).

“Eros Dialogues: Songs for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor and String Quartet,”
performed by the Esterhazy Quartet, D’Anna Fortunato, Michael Calmes (2005).

“Violin Concerto Kalistos Chamber Orchestra,
with Eva Szekely, violin solo (2004).

“Starting from Atlantis: Poem for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra,”
commissioned and performed by the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra D’Anna Fortunato sop. (2004).

“Six Bagatelles for String Trio”
(Warebrook Festival of Contemporary Music, 2003)

“Magical Dreamscape,”
orchestral performance by The Metamorphosen Chamber (2001)

“List and Friends,”
a four-concert series of my chamber music with commissions of new works sponsored by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and the American Embassy (The Netherlands, 2000 – 2001).


Yaddo Saratoga Springs NY and Visby Centre for Composers
Gotland Sweden (2009)

Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(Residency, 2000 –2001)
An eight-month composer-in-residence grant sponsored by the city of Amsterdam to present concerts of my music and workshops at major conservatories.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (Residency, 1998, 2010). 
To work on a chamber opera based on William Shakespeare's King Lear.

MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (Fellow; 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998).

Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (Residency, 1995).

Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO (Fellow, 1995).  Concert of chamber music and commission of a new work performed by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.


University of Minnesota:
Guest Composer with performance of Mystical Journey (2008)

University of Denver:
Guest Composer, with performance of “String Quartet No. 4” (2005).

University of Missouri (Columbia, MO):
Guest Composer, performance of ”Eros Dialogues” (2005).

De Paul University:
Guest Composer, with performance of “Fantasy for Violin and Piano” (2005)

International Bass Clarinet Convention (Rotterdam, The Netherlands). 
Guest Composer, with performance of “Quartetto Alto-basso” (2005).

Royal Conservatories (Utrecht, Rotterdam and Den Haag ,The Netherlands)
Guest Composer  (2001)

Member of Just In Time Composers and Players,
a composer/performer collective (1997 – 2000).

Washington Institute for Creative Activity Concert:
Guest Composer and concert of my chamber music presented by the Phantom Arts Ensemble (2000).

“Five Miniatures for Clarinet Solo,”
published by Earnestly Music Publishing (1998)


Portland Chamber Music fetival Composition Competition
First Prize Winner (2010)

Renegade Ensemble  Composition Competition 
First Prize Winner (2008)

Keys To The City Call for Scores 2008 Performance in NYC

Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship (2007)

American Music Center, New York, NY (Grant, 2005 2009)

Handel & Haydn Society, Boston, MA (Grant, 2003)

St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA (Artist Grant, 2002)

Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra Call for Scores:
First Prize Winner  (2001)

Massachusetts Cultural Council
(Professional Development Grant, 2001)

Alea III International Composition Competition
(Finalist, 1991)


American Composers Forum
American Music Center
BMI, Composers Inc.
Harvard Musical Association




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