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George Andrix studied composition at the University of Illinois with Burrill Phillips and Robert Palmer. His training continued at Trinity College of Music in London, England, where his composition teachers were Matyas Seiber and Richard Arnell. There he won the Ricordi Conductors' Prize as the outstanding conducting student.
As a composer, George Andrix is in demand by a growing number of performers. He has written for a wide variety of ensembles with many works for brass and percussion. He has received commissions from organizations such as the Composers' and Choreographers' Theatre of New York City, the Montana String Teachers Association, and the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra (Alaska). He has numerous works published by G. Schirmer and See Saw Music, both of New York, and a brass quintet recorded on Golden Crest Records.
As a conductor, Mr. Andrix's experience includes guest appearances conducting standard orchestral repertoire, jazz, and avant-garde music. He also conducted the Morehead State University Orchestra and the Misoula County High School Orchestra. In 1973, he conducted a performance for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of L'Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky.
He is currently the violin instructor at Grant Mac Ewan University and an Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre.
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