Award-winning composer, pianist, and educator

Andrew John Kosinski has been praised for his "virtuosic, turbid musical language" (Theater Jones), and "efficient and effective use of time" (William Bolcom). His compositions, described as "a stunning exercise in visual theater" (Laurie Shulman), have been commissioned, performed, and recorded by artists across Europe, Asia, and the United States by performers such as Voices of Change, Patagonia Winds, Quinception, Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra, Tim Fain, Erica Peel, Jihye Chang, and Elizabeth Troxler.

Andrew's music has been broadcast on 103.3 WPRB Princeton "Classical Discoveries," and was included on the CD New & Old Music for Clavichord from Glass Bottom Studios. Other honors include finalist in the 2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, runner up for the 2021 USAF Regional Bands composer/arranger audition, winner of the 2019 Voices of Change Composition Competition, and a merit scholarship to study at the 2018 Brevard Music Institute.

Active in the world of musical theatre, Andrew has music directed equity productions, and performed in shows at Two River Theater, Holmdel Theatre Company, Count Basie Theatre, and the Algonquin Arts Theatre. He has accompanied a long roster of singers and instrumentalists from the Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway. As a collaborative pianist, Andrew's recording of Johannes Brahms's complete Liebeslieder Op. 52 & Op. 65 is published by Glass Bottom Studios. Andrew is a pianist for the Royal Academy of Dance and he also serves as music director of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Wall, NJ.

A native of Wall, Andrew received his Bachelor's Degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he was a James Dickson Carr Scholar from 2016-2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he is a Music Theory Graduate Teaching Assistant and Ear Training Intern. He has been a faculty member at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music since 2017 teaching piano, music theory, and composition. Composition mentors include Kevin Puts, Robert Aldridge, Scott Ordway, and Amanda Harberg. In addition to being a musician, Andrew has served as a volunteer emergency medical technician in the state of New Jersey since 2015.

[April 2022]

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