Math Teacher for Gifted Students
Described by National Public Radio's Sacred Classics as "part of the next generation of exciting composers," Andrew Bleckner studied composition with George Crumb at the University of Pennsylvania, and received a Ph.D. in composition in 1995. Recognized as an important voice in the composition of new music, Mr. Bleckner has received composition awards, grants, and fellowships from ASCAP, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the American Composers Forum, the University of Pennsylvania, and the MacDowell Colony. His music is published by Boosey & Hawkes, Alliance Music, Transcontinental Music Publications, and Southern Percussion. His folk Oratorio The Children's March was featured at the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
Bleckner also received a BA in applied mathematics from Brown University and a M.Ed. in secondary mathematics from Chestnut Hill College, and has 5 years experience teaching middle and high school mathematics. He is passionate about teaching both mathematics and music. He currently teaches gifted math students at Princeton International School of Math and Science.