© 2019 by ANDREW VICKERS

Art by Claribel Cone

ABOUT

"Vickers’ [musical] perspective of the environment was a cosmic one, taking on the infinite context that surrounds the individual. For all of its intimidating scope, the music had a quietude that seemed to capture the individual’s capacity for focus when surrounded with the vast expanse of the universe."

- Stephen Smoliar , SF Examiner

"Working with Andrew is such a treat. He pushes me when I need it, is kind when I'm struggling, and calm throughout. My playing has really progressed since taking lessons with him. A++"

- Sophie Lubin , 32 San Francisco

I was born in Los Angeles California. My musical studies started in piano at the age of 4 and I began playing guitar at the age of 11. In 2008, I graduated with a B.A. in Music from the University of California Santa Cruz, with a concentration in classical guitar, composition, and piano. While at UC Santa Cruz I studied with Mezut Ozgen and David Cope. In 2014, I received a Masters in Music in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where I studied composition under David Garner and worked with David Conte.‚Äč

 

I am an acclaimed composer, I write in multiple styles. Although my true passion is classical composition, I write and collaborates extensively in the styles of Jazz, Funk, Rock, electronic based music, and Cabaret.  I have worked with various ensembles, dancers, painters, and groups to create not only musical works, but both visual and performance art as well. I have been commissioned by the San Francisco based orchestra, One Found Sound, and my music has also been featured on NPR's, National Public Radio's, Snap Judgement. 

 

As a performer I have played at numerous clubs, bars, and restaurants in California, as well as with multiple ensembles and bands whose music ranges from Classical, Latin, Jazz, to Rock. Currently, I  play in the Jazz/Funk Band MangoBus, which performs in the Bay Area.

 

I also love to teach.  I have been working with students of various ages and skill levels for 15 years, teaching piano, guitar, theory, and composition.  I am currently a Resident Artist at the Ruth Asawa, San Francisco School of the Arts, where I teach Composition and Song Writing.