Andrew Boysen, Jr.

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Andrew Boysen, Jr.


Andrew Boysen, Jr. (b. 29 September 1968, Iowa City, Iowa) is an American composer, arranger, conductor and educator.

Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991.

Boysen is presently a full professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire, where he conducts the wind symphony and teaches conducting, composition and orchestration. Previously, Boysen served as an assistant professor and acting associate director of bands at Indiana State University, where he directed the Marching Sycamores, conducted the symphonic band and taught in the music education department. Prior to that appointment, he was the director of bands at Cary-Grove (Ill.) High School and was the music director and conductor of the Deerfield Community Concert Band. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university and festival ensembles across the United States and Great Britain.

Dr. Boysen also maintains an active schedule as a composer, receiving commissions from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Orchestra Festival, the Iowa All-State Band, the Rhode Island All-State Band, the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, and many university and high school concert bands across the United States. Boysen won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2000, the University of Iowa Honors Composition Prize in 1991 and has twice won the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest, in 1991 for I Am and in 1994 for Ovations. Boysen has several published works for band, orchestra, clarinet and piano, and brass choir.

Works for Winds


  • "Andrew Boysen, Jr." HEBU. Web Accessed 12 September 2017
  • Andrew Boysen, Jr. website Accessed 24 February 2017
  • Andrew Boysen, Jr., University of New Hampshire
  • Berz, William. "Kirkpatrick Fanfare." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 502-508. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Camphouse, Mark, editor. (2007). Composers on Composing for Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 1–35.
  • Dalton, Adam. "Apples." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 333-340. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • Leyva, Jesse. "Branden's Rainbow." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 307-313. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.
  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 233.
  • Morehouse, Christopher. "Frenzy." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 697-706. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.
  • Payne, Phillip. "Metamorphosis." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 11, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 258-266. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2018.
  • Salzman, Timothy, editor. (2012) A Composer's Insight. Volume 5. Galesville, Md.: Meredith Music Publications. pp. 23–42.