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. Following his degree at Boston University he studied privately with Richard Danielpour.
Mr. List has received numerous commissions and performances from professional music ensembles and solo artists in the United States and Europe. These include , Alea III, The Esterhazy Quartet, Interensemble (Padova Italy), The Kalistos Chamber Orchestra, North-South Consonance, The Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, Duo Diorama, John McDonald (pianist), Emmanuel Feldman (cellist) and mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato. In addition, live performances of his music have been broadcast on Boston's WGBH Radio. He was a finalist in the Alea III International Composition Competition. In 2005 Mr List's Violin Concerto was recorded by the Prague Radio Orchestra, with Eva Szekely, violin soloist; the CD was subsequently released on the Albany label.
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 2001 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.