Andrea Reinkemeyer Andrea Reinkemeyer
The music of composer Andrea Reinkemeyer has been described as, “haunting,” “compelling and adventurous” (Detroit Free Press, American Composers Orchestra). She is interested in the interplay of visual metaphors, nature and music.
Her music has been performed both nationally and internationally, by the American Composer Orchestra Underwood New Music Readings, North-South Chamber Orchestra, The Fire Wire Ensemble, Great Noise Ensemble, the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, Pacific Rim Gamelan, and new music ensembles at Bowling Green State University, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Susquehanna University. Her electroacoustic music has been performed on the SEAMUS Conference, Spark Electronic Music Festival, University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, Electronic Music Midwest Festival, and Threshold Electronic Music Festival. Her music has also received recognition from the International Alliance of Women in Music.
She has enjoyed recent collaborations with and commissions from: H. Robert Reynolds and The Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Jeffrey Heisler and the Primary Colors Trio, Miller Asbill and the Texas Tech University Concert Band, The Wild Swan Theater, Iowa Music Teachers’ Association, Jay Bordeleau, Carol Jacobsen, Patrica Olynyk, Alan Huckleberry, Tayva Singer, and Kathryn Hallor. Reinkemeyer has served as the Composer-in-Residence with: the Michigan Philharmonic’s “The Composer in Me!” education pilot program for fifth graders in the Plymouth-Canton Schools, the American-Romanian Festival’s Fusion Project (connecting local artists with school-age children), and Burns Park Elementary School. While on the music faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, she taught composition, theory and technology (2005-2010). She has also mentored public school students through outreach programs with the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings and Michigan Mentorship Program. Her work with young musicians has been supported by a Meet the Composer/ MetLife Creative Connections Grant.
While studying at the University of Michigan, she was the recipient of a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Regents’ Fellowship, Christine Rinaldo Memorial Scholarship, and Graduate Student Instructor position in electronic music composition. As an undergraduate at the University of Oregon, she received both the Ruth Lorraine Close Musical Fellows and Outstanding Creativity in Composition Awards. Her primary composition teachers include: Michael Daugherty, Bright Sheng, Evan Chambers, Susan Botti, James Aikman, Robert Kyr, Jack Boss and Harold Owen.
Born 1976 in Portland, Oregon, she lives in Bangkok, Thailand with her husband Brian Amer and daughter Kaisa.
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