Now at Copland House
We are so pleased to welcome back Andrea Clearfield, who was last in residence here in 2014 and will be here through October. Creating deep, emotive musical languages that build cultural and artistic bridges, her music is performed widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recent compositions are inspired by Tibetan music fieldwork that she conducted in the Nepalese Himalaya. Among her works are ten cantatas for voices and orchestra, including one for The Philadelphia Orchestra. She has been awarded an Independence Foundation Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and fellowships at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, American Academy in Rome, Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and Women's International Study Center (WISC) in Santa Fe, among others. She has been named Composer-in-Residence at New Mexico’s Music from Angel Fire Festival in August 2018 and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in 2018-19. Her music is recorded on the Bridge, Sony, MSR, Albany, Crystal and Innova labels. Passionate for building community around the arts, she is founder and host of Philadelphia’s renowned Salon, featuring contemporary, classical, jazz, electronic, dance, and world music since 1986.