Andrew Boysen

Andrew Boysen

Phone: (603) 862-2405
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm M101, Durham, NH 03824

Andrew Boysen Jr. is a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire where he conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches conducting. Previously, Boysen served as an assistant professor and acting associate director of bands at Indiana State University, where he directed the Marching Sycamores, conducted the symphonic band, and taught in the music education department. Prior to that appointment, he was the director of bands at Cary-Grove (IL) High School and was the music director and conductor of the Deerfield Community Concert Band. He remains active as a guest conductor and clinician, appearing with high school, university, and festival ensembles across the United States and Great Britain. Boysen earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he served as conductor of the Eastman Wind Orchestra and assistant conductor of the Eastman Wind Ensemble. He received his Master of Music degree in wind conducting from Northwestern University in 1993 and his Bachelor of Music degree in music education and music composition from the University of Iowa in 1991. He maintains an active schedule as a composer, receiving commissions from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, the Iowa All-State Band, the Rhode Island All-State Band, the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, and many university and high school concert bands across the United States. Boysen won the International Horn Society Composition Contest in 2000, the University of Iowa Honors Composition Prize in 1991 and has twice won the Claude T. Smith Memorial Band Composition Contest, in 1991 for "I Am" and in 1994 for "Ovations." Boysen has several published works with the Neil A. Kjos Music Company, Wingert-Jones Music, C. Alan Publications, and Alfred Music, including pieces for band, orchestra, clarinet and piano, and brass choir. Recordings of his music appear on the Sony, R-Kal, Mark, St. Olaf, and Elf labels.

Courses Taught

  • MUED 883: Instrumental Lit & Performance
  • MUED 983: Instrumental Lit & Performance
  • MUSI 452: Wind Symphony
  • MUSI 452/895: Wind Symphony
  • MUSI 731: Conducting
  • MUSI 732: Conducting
  • MUSI 776: Composition
  • MUSI 777: Advanced Composition
  • MUSI 831: Adv Instrumental Conducting
  • MUSI 875: Composition
  • MUSI 876: Composition
  • MUSI 877: Advanced Composition
  • MUSI 891: Research Seminar
  • MUSI 991: Research Seminar


  • D.F.A., Conducting, University of Rochester
  • D.M.A., University of Rochester
  • M.M., Music, Northwestern University
  • B.M., Music, University of Iowa

Research Interests

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Wind Symphony

Artistic Activities

  • Frenzy (Showa Wind Symphony) (2019).

  • By My Side (2019).

  • Apples (2019).

  • Wyvern Fire (2019).

  • Symphony No. 10 (2019).

  • Hopkins MS Wind Ensemble (CA) and Mission Peak Wind Symphony (2019).

  • Curtain Call (2019).

  • Morro Bay (CA) High School Band (2019).

  • Rondo Pastiche (2019).

  • Vermont All-State Band (2019).