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-The American Organist Magazine

S. Andrew Lloyd

Concert Organist and Composer

S. Andrew Lloyd, whose music has been described as “monumental, hair-raising, and leaving you agape in awe” (Classical Music Sentinel), is a concert organist and composer, and the Bess Hieronymus Endowed Fellow and Assistant Professor of Organ and Composition at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as the 2019/2020 Marlin K. Jensen Artist in Residence at the University of Utah, having previously worked at the University of North Texas. 


A recipient of a Barlow Endowment commission and winner of the first Ariel Bybee Endowment Commission Competition for a collection of art songs written for soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Lloyd’s compositions have been performed all over the world including the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, Riverside Church New York, Trinity Church and Methuen Hall Boston, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Moscow Catholic Cathedral in Russia, venues in South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the 2016 and 2018 National AGO Conventions in Houston and Kansas City respectively. 


Lloyd’s works have been performed by many notable ensembles and performers including Hungarian pianist Éva Polgár, Rick Bjella and the San Antonio Chamber Choir, Jerry McCoy and the Fort Worth Chorale, Ryan Chatterton and the Choral Artists of Fort Worth, Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott, Steve Durtschi and the Cantorum Chamber Choir, baritone Jeffrey Snider, violinist Julia Bushkova, tenor William Joyner, and soprano Jennifer Youngs.


A recording of Lloyd’s monumental art mass, Christus was released in 2017 on the Neumark label, and featured on Pipedreams public radio in December of 2018.


As an active recitalist, Andrew Lloyd has performed at venues throughout the world including: the Salt Lake Tabernacle, as a featured recitalist on the prestigious Eccles International Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan, La Merced in Panama City, Panama, and venues in Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington State. 


Originally from Spokane, WA,  Lloyd (b. 1979) earned degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA) the University of Kansas (MM), and Brigham Young University (BM). He studied with the notable composers and organists Forrest Pierce, Jon Nelson, Andrew May, James Worlton, James Higdon, Jesse Eschbach, Douglas Bush, Janet Ahrend, and Barbara Lloyd. 

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