January 20, 2022

Linfield composer wins international award

In October 2021, Andrea Reinkemeyer, associate professor of music composition and theory, received the Alex Shapiro Prize for her composition titled, “Smoulder,” from the International Alliance for Women in Music. The Shapiro Prize recognizes newly created works written for a large ensemble wind band. The award comes with a consultation with Shapiro, a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic concert music.

Reinkemeyer wrote “Smoulder” in 2019, and it premiered at the Oregon Music Education Association Conference in 2020. The song was also a finalist in the 2020 National Band Association William D. Revelli Composition Contest.

Reinkemeyer has been at Linfield since 2014. Her creative works explore the interaction of music with other disciplines. She regularly writes music for large orchestra and wind bands, intimate chamber ensembles and interactive electronics.