S. Andrew Lloyd is an organist and composer. He currently holds two adjunct teaching positions at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, where he teaches applied organ lessons, undergraduate and graduate level organ literature courses, and keyboard skills. Alongside his university teaching positions, Lloyd is also the organist at First United Methodist Church in Denton, Texas. 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. Lloyd's works have been featured at the 2016 National AGO Convention in Houston, the 2016 Florida ACDA conference, and the 2015 Southwest Regional AGO Convention. Herzlich tut mich verlangen received its Paris premiere at the Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris on September 23, 2017. 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.