Andy Tan has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2006. His composition “Sonata Breve for Cello and Piano” has been published by J.B. Elkus and Son. During the 2009-2010 season, he was a composer-in-resident of the Berkeley Symphony’s “Under Construction” concert series. Andy’s concert music has been performed by the Empyrean Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Arianna String Quartet, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, and Mercedes Gomez. Andy’s film music has been featured in UC Davis Plant Science Department’s documentary “Out of the Past,” Coldwell Banker’s promotional videos, and award winning short indie film “Synesthesia,” “The Story,” and “Regression.”
Recently Andy has been commissioned by the Capital Dance Project in Sacramento to compose ballet scores for their “Behind the Barre” summer series at Crest Theater. He has collaborated with choreographer Julia Feldman in 2016 and cellist/garment designer Alison Sharkey in 2017.
A graduate of UC Davis, Andy holds an MA degree in music composition. He has studied composition with Ross Bauer, Kurt Rohde, and Mika Pelo. and studied violin/viola with Michael Sand, Dan Flanagan, and Ellen Ruth Rose.
As a professional performer, Andy has played principal viola with the Camelia Symphony during the 2013-2014 season, the UC Davis Symphony during the 2010-2011 season, and the Britten-Pears Orchestra at Aldeburgh Music Festival in the summer of 2010. He is currently a permanent first violinist of the Stockton Symphony.