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. Andrew's short film score "If" won a golden award for Best Music Composer in the 2022 Tokyo Film Awards. Other honors include finalist in the 2021 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, runner up for the 2021 USAF Regional Bands composer/arranger audition, and winner of the 2019 Voices of Change Composition Competition. In August of 2022, Andrew successfully auditioned and was appointed as staff arranger for The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" in Washington, DC. In March of 2023, Andrew successfully auditioned and was appointed as conducting fellow with the Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2023-2025 seasons.
Active in the world of musical theatre, Andrew has music directed equity productions, and performed in shows at Two River Theater, Holmdel Theatre Company, and the Algonquin Arts Theatre. As a collaborative pianist, Andrew has accompanied a long roster of singers and instrumentalists from the Metropolitan Opera, and Broadway. His recording of Johannes Brahms's complete Liebeslieder Op. 52 & Op. 65 is published by Glass Bottom Studios. Previously, Andrew served as music director of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Wall, NJ and First United Methodist Church of Asbury Park, NJ.
Andrew holds an MM in Composition and Music Theory Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory, where he served as a music theory teaching assistant, and a BM in Composition and Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he was a James Dickson Carr Scholar from 2016-2020. Andrew was a faculty member at the Monmouth Conservatory of Music from 2017-2022, teaching piano and music theory. His composition mentors include Kevin Puts, Robert Aldridge, Scott Ordway, and Amanda Harberg. In addition to being a musician, Andrew served as a volunteer emergency medical technician in the state of New Jersey between 2015-2022.
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