The music of American composer Andrea Reinkemeyer “explores a reverent sound world that hovers just above the brink of silence” (Second Inversion) and expresses “a gamut of emotions… from reverence and supplication to mournfulness and despair” (textura); it is “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Schenectady Daily Gazette), “luminous” and “hauntingly melodic and fun, dancing and almost running its way forward” (Fanfare). Her current musical explorations focus on intersectional feminist narratives, natural phenomena, and grief. She has enjoyed recent commissions from: League of American Orchestras and Louisiana Philharmonic with generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation; Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra; H. Robert Reynolds and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings; Lacroute Arts Series at Linfield University; and Rodney Dorsey for the University of Oregon Wind Ensemble and University Singers. Upcoming projects include new works for Rhymes with Opera and flutist Abigail Sperling with support of the Oregon Arts Commission. Her music is distributed by Murphy Press and ADJ•ective New Music, LLC and featured on recordings by In Mulieribus, Idit Shner, A/B Duo, and Post-Haste Reed Duo.
Dr. Reinkemeyer is an Associate Professor of Music (Composition and Theory) and Gender Studies at Linfield University. From 2005-2010, she served the students of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Music Composition, Technology, and Theory. She holds degrees in music composition from the University of Michigan (DMA and MM) and University of Oregon (BM). Born and raised in Oregon, she has also lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Bangkok, Thailand.