Andrew Massey conducts the Middlebury College Orchestra. He has wide conducting experience in the USA and internationally. At various times he was Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, Associate Conductor of The San Francisco Symphony and New Orleans Symphony, Music Director or The Toledo Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic, Oregon Mozart Players. Recently he was Resident Conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony, and is now Music Director of the Racine Symphony, and conductor of the Indonesian National Symphony Orchestra in Jakarta. He led the first ever tour of Italy by a Chinese Orchestra, with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, and has guest conducted the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Vancouver, San Diego, the National Symphony in Washington DC, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Tulsa, Alabama, Iceland, The Green Mountain Mahler Festival, and many more.
He is also a composer. His Violin Concerto Another Spring was premiered in 2007, and he is working on a commission for the Derby Concert Orchestra in England for next season.
He graduated BA and MA from Oxford University, and also has a MA in Analysis of Contemporary Composition Techniques from Nottingham. For six years he was Senior Lecturer in Music at Middlesex University in London. His interests also extend to philosophy, having delivered papers at the London School of Economics Popper Conference, on “Music and Popper’s World 3” and also at a recent Popper conference in Prague on “Induction as an Emergent Methodology.”
He has also been a visiting scholar at Brown University and is developing papers on the serialism of Webern, and the hidden message behind Britten’s “War Requiem.”
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