S. Andrew Lloyd, whose music has been described as “monumental, hair-raising, and leaving you agape in awe” (Classical Music Sentinel), is a concert organist and composer, and the Bess Hieronymus Endowed Fellow and Assistant Professor of Organ and Composition at the University of Texas at San Antonio, as well as the 2019/2020 Marlin K. Jensen Artist in Residence at the University of Utah, having previously worked at the University of North Texas.
Praised for his craftsmanship and ability to suspend the listener in awe, Lloyd’s compositions have been performed all over the world including the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, Riverside Church New York, Trinity Church Boston, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Moscow Catholic Cathedral, and venues in South Africa, the Philippines, and the 2016 and 2018 National AGO Conventions in Houston and Kansas City respectively.
Lloyd’s works have been performed by many notable ensembles and performers including Ryan Chatterton and the Choral Artists of Fort Worth, Jerry McCoy and the Fort Worth Chorale, Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott, baritone Jeffrey Snider, violinist Julia Bushkova, tenor William Joyner, and soprano Jennifer Youngs, with upcoming collaborations with Andrew Crane’s BYU Singers, and Steve Durtschi’s Cantorum Chamber Choir.
A recording of Lloyd’s monumental art mass, Christus was released in 2017 on the Neumark label, and featured on Pipedreams public radio in December of 2018.
As an active recitalist, Andrew Lloyd has performed at venues throughout the United States including: the Salt Lake Tabernacle, the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, St. John the Evangelist and MusicFest Northwest in Spokane, WA, and as a presenter at the 2015 Southwest Regional AGO Convention in Fort Worth.
Originally from Spokane, WA, Lloyd (b. 1979) earned degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA) the University of Kansas (MM), and Brigham Young University (BM). He studied with the notable composers and organists Forrest Pierce, Jon Nelson, Andrew May, James Worlton, James Higdon, Jesse Eschbach, and Douglas Bush.