Andrew Bleckner, Ph.D. Mathematics

Andrew BlecknerDescribed by National Public Radio's Sacred Classics as "part of the next generation of exciting composers," Andrew Bleckner studied composition with George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania, and received a Ph.D. in composition in 1995. Recognized as an important voice in the composition of new music, Mr. Bleckner has received composition awards, grants, and fellowships from ASCAP, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the American Composers Forum, the University of Pennsylvania, and the MacDowell Colony. His music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Alliance Music, Transcontinental Music Publications, and Southern Percussion. His folk Oratorio The Children's March was featured at the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

Bleckner also received a M.Ed. in secondary mathematics and has 3 years experience teaching high school mathematics in the Philadelphia Region. He was part of the Philadelphia Teaching Fellows 2013 cohort. He is passionate about teaching both mathematics and music.

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