Andy Kirshner

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Andy Kirshner is an American composer, performer, writer, and media artist. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, jointly appointed by the School of Art and Design and the School of Music. He holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan, where he studied with William Bolcom, Evan Chambers, Curtis Curtis-Smith, Michael Daugherty, and George Wilson. Kirshner's music-theater works include The Museum of Life and Death, a science fiction "interdisciplinary theater work" based on the medieval morality play Everyman;[1] An Evening with Tony Amore for jazz voice and orchestra based on the persona of Frank Sinatra; Who It Is, a one-man musical about race and nationalism; the opera-oratorio The Watchtower inspired by apocalyptic TV newscasts and the Book of Isaiah; Dr. Nathan Feelgood In Person, an operetta for 10-piece blues band and a singing psychiatrist; and a cold-war musical for children with Dan Hurlin The Day the Earth Stood Still. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, the sculptor and installation artist Stephanie Rowden.


  1. ^ Jackman, Michael (2006-02-15). "Mortality play". Metro Times. Retrieved 2007-10-27. 

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