Andrew Stiefel is a musician based in Eugene, Oregon. He currently holds positions as the Director of the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Assistant Director of the Oregon Bach Festival Composers’ Symposium, and as violist in the turnEnsemble. He has also performed as a member of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Baylor Jazz String Quartet.
As a composer, he has worked with Beta Collide, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, the Fireworks Ensemble, Verbal Transcription, and soprano Estelí Gomez. His music has been performed at venues and festivals in the United States and Europe, including Berlin, Germany; Milna, Croatia; Cincinnati, Ohio; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and Brevard, North Carolina. During the fall of 2012 he was the Artist-in-Residence at Crater Lake National Park.
A graduate of Baylor University where he studied composition with Dr. Edward Taylor, he is currently pursuing graduate studies at the University of Oregon where he studies with Dr. Robert Kyr and Dr. David Crumb. In lessons and master class settings, he has worked with Samuel Adler, Stephen Hartke, Joel Hoffman, Christopher Theofanidis, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, among others.
Representative Works: Solo, Chamber Ensemble, Mixed Media, Vocal and Large Ensemble.
Visit Me Online:
• Music: SoundCloud
• Social Media: Twitter
Oregon Connection: I was not born in Oregon, but living in the Northwest was always a dream growing up, so I got here as quickly as I could. In September 2011 I started graduate school at the University of Oregon. Since my arrival, I have been the Artist-in-Residence at Crater Lake National Park (2012) and I have been involved with the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium and directing the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.