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Andrew Amendola

Guitar

HCD Music

Hartt Community Division
Education

The Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Vermont College of Fine Arts

The Hartt School, University of Hartford


Andrew Amendola (b. 1976) is an emerging American composer of contemporary concert music of varied instrumentation. His musical style encompasses a broad range of influences including classical, jazz, and popular styles. Andrew is also an active jazz guitarist, performing in multiple projects.

Andrew’s music has been performed by artists including the Sirius String Quartet, the Talujon Percussion Trio, Ken Thomson, Peter Hess, Edward RosenBerg III, Jay Rattman, Kamala Sankaram , Brian Adler, Red Wierenga, and Jim Whitney. In 2021 Andrew was commissioned to write for Sing Out Strong: Incarcerated Voices. Andrew’s orchestral work Whispering Under Water was a finalist in the 2016 Orient/Occident Composition Competition.

Andrew holds degrees in composition from The Hartt School and the Vermont College of Fine Arts as well as a doctorate in jazz performance from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.

As Time Goes By (Reharmonization and arrangement) for jazz quintet

Bittersweet for solo guitar

Chomsky for jazz quintet

Head or Gut for jazz quintet

History Rhymes written for the Sirius String Quartet

Kurt-Like for jazz quintet

Now I Lay Me for vocalist and jazz quintet (performed by soprano Kamala Sankaram)

Of Angels and Fishermen: Morning Snows on Cedar Island for saxophone quartet

Song for Chick for jazz quintet

The Assumption written for the Talujon Percussion Trio

Whispering Under Water for orchestra (2016 Orient/Occident Competition finalist)

3 for String Trio chosen for performance in Prism 20/20 Players Concert Competition