B.S., University of California, Irvine
B.A., California State University, East Bay
M.M., University of Redlands
D.M.A., University of Georgia, expected 2020
Harnessing the chugging, energetic sounds of contemporary post-modernism as a starting point, Andres R. Luz develops his artistic idiom from the legacy of music history stretching back to Medieval and Renaissance stylistic practices up to those of the present-day.
Among the many influences that inform his music, Mr. Luz cites folkloric elements of his Filipino-American heritage which have served as the source inspiration for a number of his works, including the concertante piece for marimba solo and mixed ensemble, bulacan_polymorphic (2011), two movements from the Divertimento for string quintet (in-progress), and [Micro/Industrious] for chamber orchestra (2015, rev. 2017).
Mr. Luz studied with Jeffrey Miller at California State University, East Bay, in Hayward, CA (B.A. Music, magna cum laude, 2013) and pursued private studies in electroacoustic music with Ian Dicke. Additionally, he has attended master classes with Hannah Lash, P.Q. Phan, Zae Munn, Paul Salerni, Libby Larsen, and Melinda Wagner.
Andres Luz completed the Master of Music Composition at the University of Redlands in 2016, having received instruction from Anthony Suter and Andre Myers. Mr. Luz was also inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Chapter, at the University of Redlands.
Andres Luz is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition at the University of Georgia, Athens, studying with Adrian Childs, Peter Van Zandt Lane, and Emily Koh. At UGA, he served as the Assistant Director of the Dancz Center for New Music and functioned as an instructor of record in the Intro to Music Technology at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Andres Luz currently functions as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Redlands teaching music theory and electronic music composition.
Andres Luz is a member of ASCAP and is published by Post-Classical Music.