S. Andrew Lloyd

organist and composer


S. Andrew Lloyd is an organist and composer. He is currently the Bess Hieronymus Endowed Fellow and Assistant Professor of Organ at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he is in charge of the organ program, and also teaches organ and composition. His previous positions were at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. In 2014, Lloyd received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance with a related field in composition from the University of North Texas where he studied with Jesse Eschbach, and was awarded the highly competitive Master's and Doctoral Fellowship. He completed his other collegiate degrees at the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University where he studied with James Higdon and Douglas E. Bush respectively. As an active recitalist, Andrew Lloyd has performed as a guest organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, as a featured recitalist in the Eccles Organ Festival at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, and as a presenter at the 2015 Southwest Regional AGO Convention in Fort Worth. Andrew Lloyd placed first in two organ competitions: The William C. Hall Organ Competition (2011) at First Presbyterian in San Antonio, TX and also the Strader Organ Competition (2010) at the University of Cincinnati.

As an active composer, S. Andrew Lloyd has written extensively for organ, piano, voice, choir, orchestra, and chamber ensembles, including his most recent composition: Christus, a nine movement art mass for choir, organ, violin, and cello which was premiered in April, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth and Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, with Ryan Chatterton and the Choral Artists of Fort Worth, as well as notable North Texas soloists: Jeffrey Snider, William Joyner, Julia Bushkova, Jennifer Youngs, and Carol Harlos. A recording of the live Christus premiere was recently released on the Neumark label. Lloyd's works have been featured at the 2018 and 2016 National AGO Conventions, the 2016 Florida ACDA conference, and the 2015 Southwest Regional AGO Convention. His compositions have been performed all over the world including the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, as well as venues in Russia and South Africa. Other works have been performed all over the United States by notable artists such as Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Richard Elliott, and Jerry McCoy and the Fort Worth Chorale. Andrew Lloyd studied composition with Forrest Pierce at the University of Kansas, and with Jon Nelson, Andrew May, and James Worlton while in Denton, TX.