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Drake Andersen Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

Drake Andersen is a composer whose work encompasses acoustic and electroacoustic music for diverse performing forces of all sizes and categories, collaborative projects for dance and theater, site-specific installations and interactive electronic environments. His compositions have been performed at venues throughout the United States and Europe, including Symphony Space, the Park Avenue Armory, New World Symphony Center, and Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim). 

Mr. Andersen’s research interests include virtual scores and the performance practice of indeterminate music. He teaches electronic music at Vassar College.

  • At Vassar since 2017


Research and Academic Interests

  • Virtual Scores
  • Performance practice of indeterminate music
  • Electronic Music

Departments and Programs


  • MUSI 219. Electronic Music

Selected Publications

“What can they have to do with one another?”: Approaches to Analysis and Performance in John Cage’s Four2. Music Theory Online 23.4 (December 2017)


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Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College
Photo: Karl Rabe/Vassar College
Photo: Courtesy of Claudia Hansen