Andrew Rindfleisch, composition
American composer Andrew Rindfleisch has enjoyed a career in music that has also included professional activity as a conductor, pianist, vocalist, improviser, record producer, and radio show host. As a composer, he has produced a catalog of over 80 works for the concert hall, including solo, chamber, vocal, orchestral, brass, wind, and choral music.
Mr. Rindfleisch is the recipient of the Rome Prize, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Aaron Copland Award, and the Koussevitzky Foundation Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Over forty other prizes and awards have followed honoring his music. He has participated in dozens of renowned music festivals and has received residency fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), the CzechAmerican Institute in Prague, the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the Pierre Boulez Conductor’s Workshop at Carnegie Hall. Recent projects include collaborations with the ENCORE Chamber Music Institute, Alarm Will Sound, the JACK Quartet, the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, Clocks in Motion Percussion Ensemble, and the San Antonio Chamber Choir. Much of his music has been commercially recorded and is available on CD and streaming services. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (Bachelor of Music), the New England Conservatory of Music (Master of Music), and Harvard University (PhD).
As a conductor and producer, Mr. Rindfleisch’s commitment to contemporary music culture has brought into performance and recording over 500 works by living composers over the past 25 years. He currently heads the Music Composition Program at Cleveland State University.