Comprising choral, art song, chamber, and orchestral works, Andrew Maxfield’s compositions have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Additionally, Andrew has produced creative work ranging from music videos to children’s books to The Bridge, a genre-bending contemporary ballet.
Andrew studied music at Brigham Young University, where he was valedictorian and where he occasionally teaches. He pursued advanced studies in counterpoint and harmony at the EAMA–Nadia Boulanger Institute in Paris, France, and additional composition studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His primary teachers include Philip Lasser (of The Juilliard School) and Marti Epstein, and he has also studied with Aaron Jay Kernis and Steven Sametz at the ACDA Choral Composers Forum. He also holds an MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Recent commissions include choral works for the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition and an extended concert music adaptation of a Caldecott honor book, They All Saw A Cat, for the Center for Latter-day Saint Arts in New York City. Andrew is the 2018-2019 Composer-In-Residence at the Newburyport Choral Society.
Andrew lives with his wife Liz Davis Maxfield—a professional cellist, expert in Irish traditional music, rock climber, and doula—and their two handsome, high-octane boys in Cambridge, MA.