Andrew Shryock is a music historian at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Boston, MA). His research examines intersections of music, literature, and aesthetics in eighteenth-century England and specifically in the music of George Frideric Handel. This interest in music-text relations extends also to hip hop.
His work on these topics appears in books and journals including This Is the Sound of Irony (Ashgate) and Notes. He has delivered papers at numerous conferences including the national meetings of the American Musicological Society, Handel Institute (UK), Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Society for Textual Studies. He has won numerous awards and fellowships including the Frank Hideo Kono Fellowship at the Huntington Library (CA).
Andrew provides concert essays and pre-concert lectures for ensembles such as Rockport Music, Emmanuel Music, New England Classical Singers, Back Bay Chorale, Music at Marsh Chapel, and Georgia Tech Chamber Choir (Atlanta, GA).
As a performer, Andrew specializes in music of the baroque era. He has appeared as a soloist and/or professional ensemble member with Music at Marsh Chapel (MA), Handel + Haydn Society (MA), Arcadia Players (MA), Georgia Tech Chamber Choir (GA), St. Louis Church Concert Series (MD), Assisi Performing Arts (Italy), and additional ensembles.
Andrew also serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Berklee Faculty Union. In this capacity, he oversees all financial activity, manages various executive and administrative areas, participates in contract negotiations, and counsels and represents the members of AFT Local 4412.
Previously, Andrew taught at University of Massachusetts-Boston, Tufts University, and Boston University. He also served as General Manager for the early music ensemble The Boston Camerata.