"clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic"
Daily Gazette, Geraldine Freeman

The music of American composer Andrea Reinkemeyer “offers a luminous glimpse of the next world” (Fanfare Magazine) as it “explores a reverent sound world that hovers just above the brink of silence” (Second Inversion), using “spare, melancholy passages to traverse a complex emotional landscape” (Eugene Weekly) “from reverence and supplication to mournfulness despair” (textura).

Featured Work

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LARGE ENSEMBLES: ORCHESTRA

2023

Mars: Curiosity and Perseverance

3(p)23(b.cl)2 | 4331 | timp 4 perc | hp | str

Toledo Symphony Orchestra has commissioned nine new planet pieces from members of the ADJective New Music Collective.

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"Andrea's submissions stood out among the rest due to her strong musical voice,
lyrical and sophisticated writing and excellent craftsmanship
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July 15-19, 2024

Faculty, Composition Intensive

Music Department, St. Mary's College

Resident Faculty: Zae Munn, Josh Marquez
Guest Faculty: David Liptak, Andrea Reinkemeyer

What is the design?

- 6 private lessons
- 4 faculty 'cycles' (presentation/prompt/masterclass)
- In addition: presentations by guest composers and participants, extra 'Nuts and Bolts' sessions, and plenty of individual work time 

When to apply:

Feb. 1 through April 1 for priority admission, then open until positions filled, international students should apply early if time is needed for visas

Questions? Contact Zae Munn, munn@saintmarys.edu‍

Where is the Intensive?

It is hosted by the Music Department at Saint Mary's College in the Moreau Center for the Arts, with meetings in the modern, air-conditioned Music Lab, Music Seminar Room, and faculty offices. Saint Mary's College is located in South Bend, Indiana, just off Exit 77 on the I80/90 toll road, and easily accessible by car, Amtrak, Chicago South Shore train, and air. By car, it is 1.5 hrs. from Chicago and Kalamazoo, 2.5 hours from Indianapolis, and 3 from Ann Arbor.

South Bend, Indiana/USA
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Sunday, September 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. (PT)

TEMPO ensemble: Red Flame

California State University, Northridge. More information soon!

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba was selected for performance through a national call for scores. More details soon!

The Epicenter Musical Performance Organization (TEMPO ensemble)
Larry Kaplan, flute
Evangeline Yip, marimba

Northridge, California/USA
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Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021)

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021)

Red Flame for Flute and Marimba (2021) was commissioned by Dr. Abigail Sperling with support from the Oregon Arts Commission. This piece draws inspiration from three bird species found in Oregon, notable for their vibrant red markings and precarious position on conservation watchlists: rfous hummingbird (selasphorus rufus), Anna's humminbird (calypte anna), and ferruginous hawk (buteo regalis). In nature, bright colors often signal a warning to predators, however, these birds were chosen as a warning for humans who must take meaningful action on climate change to protect ourselves and these beautiful animals. — Andrea Reinkemeyer

Alexis Evers, Flute; Florian Conzetti, marimba