Andrew Hannon

composer

Bio:


Andrew Hannon is a composer and bassist located in Boone, NC. His music is an amalgamation of many diverse influences and alternates between moments of violence and serenity. His music contains themes of tension in the musical elements as well as the philosophical nature.


Andrew's compositions have been performed throughout the United States at the National Association of Composers/USA, NASA National Conference, Kentucky New Music Festival, Outside the Box Music Festival, College Music Society National and Regional conferences, Electroacoustic Barn Dance. He has compositions published through Dorn Publications and Warwick Music.


Andrew earned a DMA in music composition from the University of South Carolina. His dissertation concentrated on an analysis of Ligeti‚Äôs final composition, Hamburg Concerto. This research focuses on how Ligeti creates an expansion and contraction of the melody, harmony, and formal design in the composition.  His additional research works to help students overcome the fear of aural skills and bridge the gap between secondary and post-secondary music education. He currently teaches theory and aural skills at Appalachian State University.