Andrew Lesser (born February 6, 1979 in Cherry Hill, NJ) is an American composer, clarinetist, and music educator, with works for orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber ensembles. He studied Music Education and Music Performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and received his Masters in Performance from the University of Maryland, where he studied clarinet with Loren Kitt, Principal Clarinetist of the National Symphony Orchestra.
A self-taught composer, Lesser's works are published by Musica Propria, Grand Mesa Music, and Kjos. He has taught every educational grade level, including kindergarten through college, in fields such as choir, band, music theory, marching band, and jazz. He is a member of ASCAP, MENC, NJMEA, the International Clarinet Society, and the South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors Association.
Works for Winds
- Castle Overture (2009)
- Celebrations (2007)
- Labyrinth, The (2001)
- Snow Through a Window (2007)
- Quartet for Saxophones (2005)
- Three Miniatures for Flute and Clarinet (2001)