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Andre Bregegere

Composer | Theorist | Educator

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André Brégégère is a composer, music scholar, and educator living in Queens, NY.

In recent years, his music has been performed in major venues including Carnegie/Weil Hall and Symphony Space by leading ensembles including Cygnus, Second Instrumental Unit, MIVOS Quartet, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and Transit; broadcasted on WQXR, WNYC and WPRB; and released on the label New Dynamic Records. As a founding member and co-director of the new-music organization Dr. Faustus,  Mr. Brégégère is also an active advocate for new music, overseeing the commission and performance of new works by emerging composers since 2008. Notable collaborations include composers Mario Davidovsky, Marcella Rodriguez, Jesús Rueda, and Oznat Netzer.

Mr. Brégégère is an established specialist of the music and theoretical writings of Belgian composer Henri Pousseur—the subject of his doctoral dissertation. In recent years, he has authored a chapter on Pousseur’s opera, Votre Faust, for the Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music (Oxford University Press, 2019), presented several papers on this topic at national and international conferences and as a guest lecturer at SUNY Buffalo. He also recently co-authored a chapter on the pedagogy of Genocide and Displacement studies in the music undergraduate curriculum (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). More broadly, his research interests include post-war serialism and post-tonal theory, with a focus on modern theories of harmony and voice leading. 

Mr. Brégégère is an Adjunct Professor of Music at William Patterson University and Queensborough Community College. 

 

 

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