CV

education

2015

Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Master in Musical Creation, New Technologies and Traditional Arts, with Academic Honors

1997

Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA

Bachelor of Music in Film Scoring & Jazz Composition (Dual Major), Summa Cum Laude

1991

Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bachelor of Music in Tango & Jazz Performance (Dual Major)

awards & commissions

2013

NYFA Artist Fellowship in Music/Sound

New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, USA

2013

1st Prize Award in Music Composition

CAMU/UNESCO & TRIMARG (Tribuna de la Música Argentina), Contemporary Music Category for the work Khartes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010

Edward T. Cone Fellow & Millay Colony for the Arts

The Edward T. Cone Foundation, Princeton, NJ, USA

2009

Argosy Contemporary Music Fund

Grant Recipient, Brecht Forum Music Performance, New York, NY, USA

2009

Composer Commission by Mutable Music, Inc., New York, NY, USA

2008

Urban Artist Initiative/NYC, Fellowship Finalist, New York, NY, USA

2008

Symposium Impresiones Sonoras / Komposition und kulturelle Identität in Lateinamerika

Invited composer & conductor by Universität der Künste-Institut für Neue Musik, Berlin, Germany

2007

Group Exhibition Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music: Between Thought and Sound

Exhibition of Laura Andel Ixixí Music Drawing Work, The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA

2007

Greenwall Foundation Composer Commission

Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), New York, NY, USA

2007

New York State Music Fund/Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) Commission, Bronx, NY, USA

2007

The Kitchen Composer Commission, The Kitchen, New York, NY, USA

2007

UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

Music Fellowship, Sobobadè, Senegal (postponed)

2006

Composer Assistance Program

American Music Center Grant Recipient, New York, NY, USA

2006

Teatro Colon Experimental Center (CETC)

Composer-Choreographer Residency Collaboration, Buenos Aires, Argentina (postponed)

2004

Jerome Foundation Composer Commission

Roulette Commissioning Program, New York, NY, USA

2002

Norton Stevens Composer Fellowship

Norlin Foundation & MacDowell Colony, New York, NY, USA

2002

Aaron Copland Fund Awards Recording Grant

American Music Center Grant Recipient, New York, NY, USA

2002

Composer Commission for Poet Stephen Dunn, New York, NY, USA

2001

Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program

American Music Center Grant Recipient, NY, USA

1999

Artist Grant Recipient in Music Composition

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA, USA

1999

Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program

American Music Center Grant Recipient, New York, NY, USA

1999

Alumni Grant, Berklee College of Music

Grant Recipient for 1 Year of Financial Support as Composer
for the Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Monthly Concert Series, Berlin, Germany

1999

Senate for Science, Research and Culture of the City of Berlin

Grant Recipient for 1 Year of Financial Support as Composer for the Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Monthly Concert Series, Berlin, Germany

1998

Alumni Grant, Berklee College of Music 

Grant Recipient for Financial Support as Composer for the Symphonic Jazz Series Concerts in Caracas, Mérida, and Barquisimeto, Venezuela

1998

Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra Association & CEVAM

Symphonic Jazz Series, Guest Composer & Conductor for 3 Symphony Orchestras in Caracas, Mérida, and Barquisimeto, Venezuela

1998

Berklee College of Music, Alumni Grant

Grant Recipient for Financial Support as Composer for the Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Concert Series, Berlin, Germany

1998

Senate for Science, Research and Culture of the City of Berlin

Grant Recipient for Financial Support as Composer for the Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Concert Series, Berlin, Germany

1997

BMI Foundation/Jerry Harrington Jazz Composers Award

BMI Foundation, New York, NY, USA

1996

Julius Hemphill Composition Awards

Jazz Orchestra Honorable Mention, Boston, MA, USA

1994

Wayne Shorter Award

Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA

composer residencies

2013

Jerome Foundation & Roulette Residency Program, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010

Fundación Valparaíso, Almería, Spain

2009

Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, USA

2008

Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, USA

2007

Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY, USA

2007

Rockefeller Foundation / Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy

2006

Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY, USA

2004

Fundación Valparaíso, Almería, Spain

2004

Yaddo Artist Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

2004

Sacatar Foundation, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil

2002

MacDowell Artist Colony, Peterborough, NH, USA

2001

Music Omi / International Arts Center, Omi, NY, USA

1997

Henry Mancini Institute, Long Beach, CA, USA

panelist

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Selection Committee, Music & Sound category, New York, USA (2016)

 

Music Omi / Omi International Arts Center, Selection Committee, Music Fellowship Program, New York, USA (2002-2016)

 

Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Selection Committee, Arts and Literary Arts Fellowships, New York, USA (2008-2014)

 

Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), Selection Committee, Music Composition Fellowships, Boston, USA (2013)

 

New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Selection Committee, Individual Artists category, New York, USA (2009-2012)

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation & Maryland State Arts Council, Selection Committee, Individual Artists Awards in World Music Composition & Solo Performance, Baltimore, USA (2010)

 

Millay Colony for the Arts, Selection Committee, Artist Residency Fellowships, Austerlitz, USA (2009-2011)

 

Bronx Council on the Arts, Selection Committee, BRIO Award Fellowships, Bronx, USA (2007)

 

Music Omi / Omi International Arts Center, Curator in Residence, Music Omi Residency Program, NY, USA (2004)

 

Julius Hemphill Composition Awards, Selection Committee, International Jazz Music Contest, Boston, USA (1998-2001)

discography

The NYFA Collection (Vol. 2), Laura Andel Orchestra (Khartes)

Limited Edition Compact Disc to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the New York Fellowships Program, Innova Records 253, USA (2015)

 

MCC 40th Anniversary Celebration Videos, Laura Andel Jazz Orchestra (Sao Dao)

Opening Music for MCC Videos to celebrate the Massachusetts Fellowships Program (2015)

 

Bellagio Music and Motion, Laura Andel Orchestra (Doble Mano)

Limited Edition CD to celebrate the 50 Years of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, USA (2010)

 

Doble Mano, Laura Andel Orchestra

Rossbin Records RS 029, Italy (2009)

 

Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music: Between Thought and Sound

Laura Andel Music Drawing Ixixí, Exhibition Catalogue, The Kitchen, New York, USA (2009)

 

In::Tension:. Laura Andel Electric Percussive Orchestra

Rossbin Records RS 022, Italy (2005)

 

Amalgam(e) 10 Years of Red Toucan, Laura Andel Orchestra

Red Toucan Records RT 9325, Canada (2004)

 

Celebration of the Spirit, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra

C.I.M.P. Records CIMP 298, USA (2004)

 

SomnambulisT, Laura Andel Orchestra

Red Toucan Records RT 9322, Canada (2003)

 

In, Thru, and Out, Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra

Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1153, USA (2003)

 

Discover, Laura Andel Jazz Orchestra

Berklee Records BCSPCD17, USA (1998)

 

Traigan Flores, Andamarka

Andamarka AK 1287, Argentina (1987)

 

Música de los pueblos de América del Sur, Banda Ollantaytambo

El Arca de Noé AN 3016, Argentina (1986)

projects

Ancestral Aerophones in Electroacoustic Music (solo work)

Composer & Performer (2014-2016)

 

Laura Andel Orchestra (4 musicians)

Composer & Leader, New York, USA (2012-2013)

 

Laura Andel Orchestra (9 musicians)

Composer & Leader, New York, USA (2007-2011)

 

Laura Andel Electric Percussive Orchestra (10 musicians)

Composer & Leader, New York, USA (2004-2006)

 

Laura Andel SomnambulisT Orchestra (14 musicians)

Composer & Leader, New York, USA (2002-2005)

 

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra (18 musicians)

Composer-in-residence, Boston, USA (1997-2004)

 

WPS1, Art Web Radio from PS1/MoMA
La Caldera (Music of the Americas)
Curator & Host, New York, USA (2004)

 

Orchesta Sinfónica Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho (Caracas)
Orquesta Sinfónica de Lara (Barquisimeto)
Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado Mérida (Mérida)
Composer & Conductor, Venezuela (1998)

 

Jazz Composers Alliance Saxophone Quartet

Composer-in-residence, Boston, USA (1997-2004)

 

Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra (20 musicians)

Composer & Co-Leader, Berlin, Germany (1997-1999)

 

BMI-NY Jazz Orchestra (17 musicians)

Composer-in-Residence, New York, USA (1996-2002)

 

Laura Andel Jazz Orchestra (19 musicians)

Composer & Leader, Boston, USA (1996-2000)

 

Laura Andel Saxophone Quartet

Composer & Performer, Boston, USA (1994-1996)

 

Andamarka, Latin American Music (5 musicians)

Performer of Ethnic Flutes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1985-1989)

 

Ollantaytambo, Andean Band (25 musicians)

Performer of Ethnic Flutes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1984-1988)

 

Early & Baroque Music Trio

Performer of Baroque Recorders, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1983-1985)

affiliations

Music Omi / Omi International Arts Center

Board of Directors, Member since 2007, New York, USA

 

BMI / Broadcast Music, Inc.

Composer, Member since 1997, New York, USA

other studies

Collage Art

The Cooper Union, New York, NY (2010)

 

Painting with Water-based Media

The Cooper Union, New York, NY (2009)

 

Photography

The Cooper Union, New York, NY (2003)

 

Movement Choir

Laban/Bartenieff Technique, New York, NY (2000-2001)

 

Sound & Recording Engineering

La Escuelita de David Lebón, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992)

 

Music of the Americas

Taller Ollantaytambo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1984-1988)

languages

English (Fully Fluent)
Spanish (Native Speaker)
French (Intermediate Level)
Portuguese (Reading Skills)
Italian (Reading Skills)

teaching

Experience teaching privately and at institutions, including City University of New York (New York City), New York Philharmonic (New York City), Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA), Universität der Künste-Institut für Neue Musik (Berlin, Germany), and Collegium Musicum (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

interests

Crossover of Arts & Sciences, New Technologies, Construction of Musical Instruments, World Music with particular focus on Music of the Americas, Contemporary & Avant-Garde Music, Interdisciplinary Projects