Andrew Norman

Associate professor

Norman, a composer, educator, and music advocate, has established himself as a significant voice in American classical music. His work draws on an eclectic mix of sounds and performance practices, and his music casts a wide sonic and conceptual net in order to explore, reflect, challenge and address the experiences of our own time. He is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in music whose work has been championed by eminent conductors such as John Adams, Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle and David Robertson.

Norman has collaborated with leading ensembles worldwide, including the Berlin, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics; the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras; the London, BBC, Saint Louis and San Francisco Symphonies; the Orpheus, Saint Paul and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestras; the Tonhalle Orchester; the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; the Orchestre National de France; and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. 

He has served as composer in residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Opera Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Utah Symphony. He was Carnegie Hall’s Debs Composer’s Chair for the 2020-2021 season. 

Among his many honors, Norman has won the Rome Prize (2006), the Berlin Prize (2009), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), Musical America’s Composer of the Year (2017) and the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition (2017). His orchestral work Sustain earned Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic a GRAMMY Award for their Deutsche Grammophon recording. 

Norman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from USC Thornton and an Artist Diploma from Yale University. From 2013 to 2020, he was assistant professor of composition at USC Thornton. Norman was then appointed to the composition faculty at Juilliard in 2020.

A dedicated educator, Norman has held educational residencies with various institutions across the country. He currently serves as the director of the L.A. Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program for high school composers.