Andrew Thomas Kuster

Andrew Thomas Kuster is a writer and musician. He works as Executive Editor of scholarly editions at Music of the United States of America and teaches a course on writing and entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan School for Music, Theatre & Dance. His recent creative work includes The Soulless and Lessons With Hypatia for music theater, the rock album Night, and the cross-genre albums Soulless Dances and pseudoporphyry fragments. Among his scholarly publications are the Kurt Weill Edition of Zaubernacht (co-editor), Heinrich Schütz's Geistliche Chor-Music, Amy Beach's The Sea-Fairies, and the Star Spangled Songbook (co-editor). He received the Bachelor of Music degree in composition from Saint Olaf College, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, culminating with his dissertation Stravinsky's Topology. He produced recordings for, organized, and conducted musical ensembles such as Vitriol, helped digitize very old books for the Text Creation Partnership, taught orchestration and music literature at Eastern Michigan University, was staff editor for the Kurt Weill Foundation in New York City, and created a start-up company Make Your Book. Now, he co-parents his beautiful son with special needs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.